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Spurs boss Mourinho delighted with new signing Bergawijn’s debut

PUBLISHED: 21:04 02 February 2020 | UPDATED: 21:04 02 February 2020

Tottenham Hotspur's Steven Bergwijn (left) and Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

Tottenham Hotspur's Steven Bergwijn (left) and Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho insists it was the ‘icing on the cake’ for Steven Bergwijn to score on his fantastic debut.

The 22-year-old netted Spurs first goal before Heung-Min Son added a second to seal a 2-0 win over 10-men Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

But the new signing had a great game all round on the left wing which heavily impressed Mourinho.

"It was a debut goal that was the icing on the cake of a very good performance. Independent of the goal I would say his performance was very good, very solid. Very mature," Mourinho said.

"We worked hard during the week. He came to us Tuesday so he had a complete week to work and to try as fast as possible to understand what we wanted from him.

"So very solid performance against such a difficult opponents like Kyle Walker, but then he was clever enough to appear also in other zones and try to create some problems for City.

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"So very, very good performance. Also defensively very aware of his position, defending zonal, covering spaces. Very, very good and then of course the goal is a great goal. It's so important for us."

The victory moved Tottenham up to fifth in the Premier League and now sit just four points behind fourth place Chelsea heading into the winter break.

"It's four points from Chelsea but it's maybe one point to Sheffield or two points to United or two points to Wolves or something like that. So we look up and we also look down.

"I look to my team, I look to my squad with the problems we had with injuries. It's going to be hard. If we lose Dele Alli I cannot imagine, I don't know.

"I know that the players were fantastic. I know they are ready to give everything like they did, but I really don't know.

"Let's go. Match after match. We've got a difficult one now, the FA Cup in two days.

"Let's see but I'm so, so pleased for the boys and for the fans too."


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