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“We need him to score goals” – Mourinho on Bergwijn

Sun 03 January 2021 | 11:12

The Portuguese coach backed the Dutchman after he was fired with criticism for failing to score goals.

Tottenham

manager, Jose Mourinho, talked about

Steven Bergwijn

and how the player could get back into scoring after he was criticized for failing to score in their recent

Leeds United

win. The Dutchman, who has formed a good partnership with

Harry Kane

and

Son Heung-min

, can regain his potentials on the pitch once he shakes off his fitness issues, believes Mourinho.

“We need him to score goals. Of course we know he has the ability to do that,”

the Portuguese said.

“If you go back one year, his first match and he scored an amazing goal (against Manchester City). We know that he has the ability to do that.”

“He’s accumulating also physical problems. I don’t know if you could see but even in the last 10 minutes he was touching his groin, he was touching his adductor.”

“He’s having problems that are stopping him now and again from training properly and at high intensity so he’s suffering a little bit.”

Though Bergwijn may be struggling with goal-scoring, Tottenham’s

Son

, who recently became the first South Korean player to score 100 goals for the Spurs, can always make up for the team’s lack of goals.

Following his 100th goal celebration, Son told

Spurs TV

:

“It is really special, I need a help from my team-mates and from the fans, who are supporting me always, even when I have bad moments.”

“It is a massive, massive achievement for me and I am really grateful and I want to say thank you for everyone who helped me score 100 goals for Spurs.”

“To score 100 goals with the fans would have been the best feeling ever. Without them I would not be here. It is a great feeling.”

In return Leeds captain,

Luke Ayling

, also talked about their game, saying

: “Us boys are still learning in this league and we have been caught out a few times.”

“We are learning the hard way a lot of times, so we will keep learning and trying to put it right.”

“Most of us are still only 17 games in, it takes a while to settle down and I think we are doing alright.”

“It has been a real tough week. Three games in six days is what we live for and to take six points from those games makes it a good week.”

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source: SportMob