Steven Bergwijn has claimed that Tottenham are yet to see the best of him and claims he is now ready to kick on at the club after returning from injury.
The 24-year-old joined the club in January 2020, but has endured a series of injuries that have hampered his development and prevented him from mustering up any sort of consistency in the side.
Bergwijn’s latest injury saw him pick up an ankle problem while on international duty with the Netherlands, and although he missed just one game for Spurs, he tweaked his ankle again on his return against Rennes which ruled him out for the next six fixtures.
He was deemed fit enough to make the bench during Spurs’ 3-2 victory over Newcastle United last weekend, although he was an unused substitute.
The Dutchman has now claimed that he is happy to be fit again and is ready to help the side push on, starting with a Europa Conference League tie against Vitesse on Thursday.
He said (via football.london): “There’s always competition in the squad. We have a lot of competition. I was out for a while but I need to come back and show me. I’m just happy to be fit again.”
“This is life. Injuries, these things happen. It’s important to stay close to myself. I know what I can do and now it’s time to show myself again.”
Bergwijn was later quizzed on whether he has shown his true potential at Spurs, to which he responded: “No, I don’t think [we have seen the best from me]. I know I have more.
“Last season was difficult for me but this season started positively and then I got the injury, but I kept the confidence from the staff and you will see the best of me soon.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Bergwijn has shown that he is a useful attacking player to have in the side with some of his performances this season, so it was unfortunate timing for him to pick up an injury. Some minutes against Vitesse should prove to be useful in his return to full fitness.
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