The Netherlands international was instrumental in Sunday’s victory over Manchester City as he made the perfect start to life in north London. Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has praised January signing Steven Bergwijn, who marked his debut for the club with a nice target in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City.
The Netherlands international completed a $33m go from PSV a week, two days before the January window closed.
He had been thrown directly into the starting line-up for Sunday’s battle with the Premier League champions and made an immediate impact, opening the scoring with a spectacular volley from just inside the area midway through the second half.
Son Heung-min climbed Spurs’ edge seven minutes later to secure the win which lifts the north London club up to fifth.
Reflecting on the result, Mourinho singled out his brand new signing for praise but insists his aim was only 1 part of what was a complete screen by the 22-year-old.
“Independent of this goal, I would say that his performance was quite good, very solid, very old.
“We worked hard throughout the week. He arrived in London on Tuesday, therefore that he had a comprehensive week to operate and also to attempt as fast as possible to understand what we wanted.”
“It was a very solid performance against such a challenging competitor like Kyle Walker, but he was smart enough to appear also in different zones and attempt to create some problems for City. Defensively, really aware of his place, protecting zonal, covering spaces. So very, very nice and then, of course, the goal is a fantastic goal, so important for us.”