Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn is confident he will
continue to perform well after scoring in his debut against Manchester City.
Dutch international Bergwijn completed his reported £26.7 million
transfer to Tottenham from PSV Eindhoven last week, so only had a matter of
days with his new team-mates before being thrust into the starting XI by boss
Jose Mourinho for the weekend visit of the reigning Premier League champions.
The 22-year-old made a quiet start to his debut as he got to
grips with the pace of the English game, while he also had to do a lot of
defending as City dominated much of the play.
However, the winger came to life just after the hour mark
when he chested down a Lucas Moura cross before volleying the ball into the
back of the net to give Spurs the lead.
Son Heung-min added a second for Spurs to seal the 2-0
victory eight minutes later, but it was Bergwijn who unsurprisingly received
all the headlines after the match.
"It was difficult in the beginning, the
intensity," Bergwijn told Sky Sports. "It was a hard game and I have
only been here for four days now, but after (I settled) it was okay. I can do
more so you will see more, for sure."
Bergwijn also confirmed he sought out the advice of Dutch
international team-mate and Newcastle loanee Jetro Willems before making his
debut to prepare himself as best he could for life in the Premier League.
"A lot of guys told me, I spoke to Jetro Willems before
the game, he told me to keep playing simple and that it is going to be hard. It
is hard but it is fantastic," the Amsterdam native added.
The winger could now feature for the second time in the
space of four days as Spurs are back in action on Wednesday when they welcome
Southampton to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for fourth-round replay in the FA
- TeamTalk Media