Steven Bergwijn: “I almost cried!”
Mon 03 February 2020, 17:05|Tottenham Hotspur
If ever a picture painted a thousand words...
Steven Bergwijn’s reaction to seeing a photograph (above) of his celebration after scoring on his debut against Manchester City on Sunday was priceless.
“It’s pure emotion, unbelievable,” he told us. “This feeling... it’s a dream for me to make my debut and score against Manchester City, yes, unbelievable.”
“What a goal, what a start” added his captain Hugo Lloris as last week’s arrival from PSV was left to reflect on a debut to remember.
After soaking up City pressure in the first half - including Hugo saving a penalty from Ilkay Gundogan - Steven struck spectacularly on 63 minutes, controlling a clever pass from Lucas Moura on his chest before volleying into the corner in the same movement.
“It was a corner, the ball came to Lucas, he gave the ball to me, my first touch was good, and I had to shoot directly, I saw the ball go in and I almost cried!” he explained. “As soon as the ball left my foot, I had the feeling it was going in. Then the guys jumped on me. I had no time to do my celebration! It was amazing.”
Heung-Min Son soon doubled our lead and that was that, 2-0 as we took fifth place in the Premier League, four points adrift of Chelsea.
Steven was substituted for cramp in-between goals and was actually walking around the pitch back to the bench when Sonny struck.
“It was very hard, especially the first half, very difficult,” he added. “After that, I thought we played well. I had to work hard but he told me ‘when you’re dead, you’re dead’, so I gave everything. It’s an unbelievable feeling, fantastic. I hope it’s the first of many.”