Our introduction to Steven Bergwijn may have not been totally fair. Bergwijn came from the Netherlands and immediately set the ground ablaze with his incredible goal against Manchester City. That first taste of Bergwijn got everyone so excited few realized, the Dutchman was not a fully polished product.
Bergwijn went on to score three for Spurs in his first half-season and was looking like part of a strong front three under Jose Mourinho in 2020/21. Unfortunately, Bergwijn struggled with his fitness for much of the campaign and never really kicked on.
In fact, Bergwijn had a big chance to ignite his season in a big way and blew it.
Tottenham had only lost once all season – on opening day at Everton – but was coming off a disappointing draw against Crystal Palace and playing Liverpool for first place.
Spurs lost that match 2-1 and things went downhill from there. Tottenham had a couple of chances to take the lead and none better than the two Bergwijn had.
Unfortunately, right after the second-half kickoff as Bergwijn got in behind the Reds defence, his shot to the far post beat Allison but not the post. Then later in the half, Bergwijn was in on a breakaway and this time hit the post. Bergwijn scores those two goals, who knows how last season finishes and where Spurs are today.
The reality is Bergwijn missed both, sat on the bench the next match against Leicester at Tottenham lost again and the rest is history.
Bergwijn writing new history at Tottenham
Now, just over a year later, seemingly playing for not a starting job but a position on the team, Bergwijn came through with the goals Tottenham needed. It seems fitting it would be Bergwijn that brings such an incredible win to Spurs, given it was those misses that seemed to turn the tide last season.
And while those misses will fade with time, those two goals in two minutes to deliver Tottenham from the brink will remain in our memories much longer. Thus, it is safe to say Bergwijn has come full circle and is again looking like a big part of the future of Spurs attack.