Steven Bergwijn hints at summer exit from Tottenham

Bergwijn has struggled at Tottenham
Bergwijn has struggled at Tottenham / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Tottenham winger Steven Bergwijn has admitted his frustration towards his lack of minutes under Antonio Conte.

Despite initial optimism that Bergwijn could blossom into a star under Conte, the Dutchman has found minutes incredibly hard to come by and fell further down the pecking order following the January arrival of Dejan Kulusevski, who is already a fan favourite.

Bergwijn, whose last three Premier League appearances lasted a combined five minutes, netted three goals in two games for the Netherlands during the current international break, and he admitted that he hopes his form with his country could help his club standing.

"I don't get to play much at my club," he said. "I am happy that the national coach has called me up, that's not an obvious thing to do.

“You don’t forget how to play football. But of course, you feel that you don’t play that much. It was nice to be here again. We have a good and fun group.

“I wouldn’t know [whether form for the Netherlands will help], we’ll see. Everyone wants to play of course. I have to keep my head up and work hard in training. Then we’ll see what happens in the summer.”

Bergwijn was heavily linked with a move to Ajax during the January transfer window but eventually stayed put, with Conte reluctant to lose another attacking option after sending Bryan Gil on loan to Valencia.

The 24-year-old still has three years remaining on his contract with Spurs, who will be in no rush to sell for cheap. The Dutchman joined in January 2020 from PSV for a fee of £27m.