Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has backed Steven Bergwijn to shine for the Lilywhites under Nuno Espirito Santo in 2021/22 [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: Rejuvenation key for Nuno as 2021/22 begins
With the new campaign well underway, Nuno will be under no illusions that he will need to rejuvenate existing talent in the squad rather than initiate a full overhaul in north London.
Starting the new year in inspired form, Netherlands international Bergwijn has emerged as someone who could fill this brief, after registering an assist and performing well in the Lilywhites’ consecutive Premier League wins so far this term.
Will Bergwijn be an important player for Spurs in 2021/22?
The Latest: Robinson backs Bergwijn to succeed
Speaking in an interview with Football Insider, popular ex-pro turned pundit echoed this sentiment as he backed the 23-year-old to succeed at Spurs under their new boss whilst also singing his praises, stating: “I think he’s always been a top player.
“He was unlucky with game time under Mourinho – I don’t know whether he was defensive-minded enough for him.
“He was a great player when he came, he scored that goal on his debut.
“Under a different manager, I think he will flourish.
“He could become a main fixture depending on the system Nuno plays, his power, pace and tenacity brings something else that Spurs don’t have.
“I managed to get into the stadium during the pandemic and I was just so impressed when watching him.”
The Verdict: Bergwijn can be an excellent asset for Spurs moving forward
Giving the 5 foot 7 ace a fitting appraisal, ex-Tottenham stopper Robinson builds an excellent case for Bergwijn being a key player in 2021/22.
In 2020/21, the Dutch wide-man still managed to make an impact despite not being flavour of the month under previous management, notching eight goal contributions in 35 appearances; one goal and seven assists [Transfermarkt].
Carrying his willingness to regularly involve himself in offensive patterns of play into the new campaign, the ex-PSV Eindhoven man has proved to be a constant menace for opposition defences, hitting an average of 2.5 shots per game in his time on the field so far [WhoScored].
Having just received confirmation of his successful re-call to the Netherlands squad, he could well be on the right track to establishing himself as a crucial component of the Tottenham side this season [Fresno Bee].
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