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Mourinho delighted with Bergwijn’s ‘solid’ Spurs debut

Jose Mourinho has praised the debut performance of Steven Bergwijn after the winger’s impressive showing during Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City.

The Netherlands international starred during his first appearance since moving to north London from PSV Eindhoven last month, scoring a stunning debut goal to open his account for the club at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Aside from his goal, the 22-year-old was tenacious in his work-rate and a threat to the Premier League champions throughout, and Mourinho was full of praise for the instant impact from Bergwijn following his £27m move from Dutch football.

“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.”

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