Mourinho: He Wasn’t My First Choice!
Posted: Posted: 30 June 2020
Tottenham Hotspurs head coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that Steven Bergwijn was not his top transfer target when it came to bolstering his squad back in January. Spurs made the decision to secure the services of the Dutchman by paying PSV almost £30m (R646m) late in the window. But Mourinho has admitted that the winger was not his transfer priority.
Mourinho said: “[He is a] good player, good professional and a good boy Congratulations to my club, the way they did it. Initially, and I’m always very honest on this, he wasn’t my first option when we decided to make a movement in the winter. But in the end, a great decision.
“He is a player with a great future, can play on the right and the left. We’re more than happy, not just his age, but also his professional attitude. “The way he trains, the way he lives. He’s the kind of kid that can only be better,” concluded the Portuguese.
The 22-year-old Dutch international has been a core figure in Mourinho’s starting eleven; scoring and making goals for his club ever since arriving in London.