Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has praised Steven Bergwijn for his performance Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City.
“It was a debut goal that was the icing on the cake of a very good performance,” Mourinho told the club website. “Independent of the goal, I would say his performance was very good, very solid, very mature.
“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.
“It was a very solid performance against such a difficult opponent like Kyle Walker, but then he was clever enough to appear also in other zones and try to create some problems for City. Defensively, very aware of his position, defending zonal, covering spaces. So very, very good and then of course the goal is a great goal, so important for us.”
Stephen Warnock, Sky Sports Pundit, had however warned Mourinho of his decision to not buy a striker, but replace Kane with a winger instead.
“I still think Spurs will regret not signing a striker,” he told Sky Sports News.
“They will get away with it against certain teams. They struggled at times yesterday to hold the ball up front and it wasn’t until they (City) went down to ten men and that changed – then you’re playing counter attacking football.