Spurs fans have flocked to a tweet from Steven Bergwijn after he posted his thoughts on the 1-0 defeat by RB Leipzig in the Champions League earlier this week.
The 22-year-old had impressed in his first two appearances for the North London club against Manchester City and Aston Villa respectively, but struggled to have much impact in Wednesday night’s defeat, earning a 6.58 rating for his performance. The Dutch international tweeted: “Disappointed with the result, but it’s not the end. We have to give all in the return. Thank you for the support, would love to see that same energy in the second leg!”
Injuries to Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son meant that Bergwijn was forced to play another 90 minutes against Julian Nagelsmann’s side in midweek, despite Jose Mourinho admitting that the winger was “absolutely dead” after the game. The youngster, who signed for Spurs during the January transfer window, may have another tough game ahead of him when Spurs travel to Stamford Bridge to face top-four rivals Chelsea on Saturday.
Can Spurs win in Leipzig next month?
Reaction from Spurs fans to Bergwijn’s tweet can be seen in the tweets below.
Great effort last night Stevie, important game coming soon and we will need you again!
— ???????? (@ftblchandler) February 20, 2020
Good job Stevie! We all know you did your best and we’ll go again on Saturday. Love you?
— a (@springmontage) February 20, 2020
— Sam Nunn (@Nunny1990) February 20, 2020
You’ve given everything every game you’ve played Stevie keep going becoming a fans favourite
— Musa (@Musathfc28) February 20, 2020
Turn it around for us Stevie lad we’re all behind you
— Keith (@Keith_678) February 20, 2020
Beat Chelsea on the weekend and all is forgotten
— Robbie Wallis (@robwallis222) February 20, 2020
These Spurs fans were quick to praise the 22-year-old for his performance and still hold hope that they can turn the tie around in Germany next month.
What do we think?
Spurs have been in this position in the Champions League before, as they turned around a 1-0 defeat at home to Ajax to progress on away goals in Amsterdam last season, and if they are to do the same at the Red Bull Arena in March, they may well need Bergwijn to be at his best.