The Dutchman was included in the starting 11 for his debut game against Man City where he opened the scoring with a brilliant volley in the 63rd minute. This proved a turning point in the game for Spurs after City’s dominant display in the second half as Jose Mourinho’s side went on to record a famous win against Pep’s men.
With Mourinho’s sacking at the end of the season, Bergwijn has found it difficult to break into the starting 11. Under new coach Antonio Conte, the ex-PSV man has started only 4 games this season out of a possible 23 and has been subbed in on 16 occasions in the Premier League, according to transfermarkt.co.in.
During this time, Bergwijn has been able to register only 2 goals and an assist.
The winter transfers brought in by Tottenham have not helped turn the Dutchman’s fortunes either as Dejan Kulusevski has immediately linked up with Son and Kane since his arrival from Juventus.
The Swede has 2 goals and 4 assists to his name in just 9 appearances in the PL already and is now Conte’s first choice to form the attacking trio with Son and Kane.
Faced with the frustrating experience of falling off the pecking order, Bergwijn took to Snapchat to perhaps send a message to his Italian coach that his value as a forward is being overlooked.
The Dutchman, who has been impressive during the international break with Holland, posted a cryptic picture of a dusty Lamborghini left unused by its owner in a shed along with the caption: “No matter how precious you are, if you are not at a place that values you, you are nothing.”
Spurs fans would argue that with the Son-Kane-Kulusevski front 3 firing on all cylinders, Spurs have been able to claw their way back into the top 4 race and hence, it is not possible to drop any of them in favour of Bergwijn at the moment.
However, many Spurs supporters have sympathized with the Dutchman’s situation and agree that he should perhaps be brought into the action as a substitute much earlier than beyond the 80th-minute mark.
With Conte slowly bringing in players with profiles he wants and has worked with in the past, perhaps Bergwijn would be considering other options as it is clear from this message on Snapchat that the forward is annoyed with his current situation with the game time at Tottenham.