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Steven Bergwijn was not threatened by Tottenham signing Gareth Bale

As reported by Football.london, Tottenham Hotspur star Steven Bergwijn has insisted that he was not concerned over his place in the side following the summer signing of Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.

Tottenham brought Bale back to the club seven years after he left for Spain. The 31-year-old Welsh wing-wizard signed on a season-long loan deal from Madrid.

Upon his arrival, many expected him to slot straight into the lineup, alongside Harry Kane and Son Heung-min as Tottenham’s first-choice attacking trio. (h/t Football.london)

Steve Bergwijn

Tottenham signed Steven Bergwijn in January 2020

When asked if Bale’s signing was a cause for concern, Bergwijn brushed off such suggestions, insisting that depth and competition for places are important to have within the squad. (h/t Football.london)

“We play a lot of games so we need a lot of players. Everybody knows Gareth is a world-class player so I am very happy he is here and he can help us. We have a big squad with a lot of goals in it. It is good that we have a lot of good players – we need that.”

Bergwijn joined the club in January earlier this year and played an important role in us ending the last season on a strong note. While he is yet to score this season, the 23-year-old has been a regular in the big games against the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea, showing Jose Mourinho’s faith in him. (h/t Football.london)

“It is a big compliment. I just need to do my thing. The trainer needs me so I am there.”

Gareth Bale returned to Tottenham Hotspur this summer

Gareth Bale returned to Tottenham in the summer

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It may not have been the ideal start to the season for Bergwijn who didn’t regularly feature early on. But, the attacker has grown into stature with each passing game, impressing with his work-rate. Slowly, the goals will also flow.

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