Nuno Espirito Santo has insisted that Tottenham Hotspur need Steven Bergwijn, claiming that the Dutchman started the season very, very well – in comments reported by Football London.
It has been a frustrating start to the campaign for Bergwijn. He started the season in impressive form, helping Tottenham to three straight wins in the Premier League.
However, he has not featured again in the league since the end of August due to injury. He picked up a knock on international duty.
The positive news is that the 24-year-old was back on the bench for Sunday’s win at Newcastle.
Nuno confirmed that Bergwijn will now start Thursday’s clash with Vitesse in the Europa Conference League. And he went on to explain just how much of a boost it is to have the forward back in the ranks.
“Stevie started the season very very well. Very, very well,” he said, as reported by Football London. “He got injured in national team, and since then he’s struggled again. But now he’s getting back, like I said to you before, it’s about getting him fitter, stronger, faster because he’s a very talented player. Very talented player. Unique inside our squad.
“He has things that really can really help us. He’s fantastic in 1v1, offensive, he’s fast, he gives us speed. He gives us… We need Stevie. I repeat myself: we need Stevie.”