Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge reckons that Steven Bergwijn could have benefited from two weeks on the training pitch with Antonio Conte.
Bergwijn initially missed out on the Holland squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Norway and Montenegro, but injuries saw the Tottenham winger added to Louis van Gaal’s party earlier this week.
Bergwijn has been an unused substitute in Conte’s opening two matches, which epitomises the kind of task on his hands to win his place back.
With Spurs playing one fewer attacker following the switch to a back-three, Bergwijn’s chances of game-time will only decrease.
The 24-year-old, valued at £19.8m by Transfermarkt, began the campaign in the XI under Nuno Espirito Santo, starting the 1-0 victories over Manchester City, Wolves and Watford.
However, Bergwijn sustained an ankle problem during the first international break and has played just 37 minutes of Premier League football since, with the majority of his minutes coming in the domestic cups and Europe.
With that in mind, Bridge reckons that by staying at Hotspur Way and working closely with the Italian could have been a massive help to the Dutchman, who’s scored once in 44 club outings since the beginning of last season.