Antonio Conte reveals plan to revitalise Tottenham star’s career
Tottenham struggle for goals
A big part of Tottenham’s struggles this season have been in front of goal, whether it be with Nuno Esirito Santo or Antonio Conte at the helm.
The Lilywhites have scored just 11 Premier League goals this season, the lowest in the league except for Norwich, who have managed a meagre 6. Harry Kane, their star man, has contributed to just one of those, and there is no reliable backup for the Englishman should Conte wish to remove him from the firing line.
Harry Kane has scored just 1 goal in 11 league appearances this season. [BBC]
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) December 1, 2021
Tottenham travel to Brentford this evening in the hope of improvement, after their weekend clash with Burnley was called off due to severe weather conditions,
❄️ We can confirm that today’s match against Burnley has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. pic.twitter.com/8azBGHf3Pl
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 28, 2021
So, what is plan B if Kane continues to misfire, and how can he be rested in a month that will see the Lilywhites play nine games in 28 days?
Step forward, Steven Bergwijn.
Conte outlines plan for Steven Bergwijn
After making an instant impact with a goal against Manchester City on his debut, Bergwijn has struggled in north London.
Holy Crap. Football is bonkers, and we have just glimpsed its wonder. Manchester City should be 2 or 3 goals clear. Somehow, are 2-0 down after a wonder goal by debutant hero Steven Bergwijn. Kids will now be doing this goal celebration on schoolyards all over North London 🙌 pic.twitter.com/O1Rn9sCh77
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) February 2, 2020
Making just nine appearances across all competitions this season, Bergwijn has just a solitary assist to show for it. In Antonio Conte’s direct 5-3-2 system, he, a winger, is one of the major losers.
Or is he?
Now, Antonio Conte has given him a chance to rebuild his Spurs career as a striker, revealing that he is training as a potential understudy to Harry Kane.
“Steven is working and we are utilising him also in this position [and] in the three positions off the striker. Steven could be a good option on the day that I want to give a rest to Harry.”
Would this give Tottenham more goal threat?