Antonio Conte revealed that Steven Bergwijn is happy to stay and is an important part of the long-term plans at the club. His future has been in doubt with Spurs rejecting a £15m bid from Ajax for the Dutchman. Bergwijn scored twice for Tottenham in stoppage time to complete one of the best comebacks in Premier League history.

“In the past when someone asks me about Steven Bergwijn, I was very clear. I said that for me he is an important player because he has characteristics that in our squad we don’t have many creative players,” Antonio Conte said about Steven Bergwijn. “He is very good in one vs one, good to beat the man. He can play striker, he can play number 10, and for us, for me, he is an important player and we have to try to improve, to become stronger, not to lose a player and become less strong.”

“I think it was an amazing game,” he added. “Honestly, we didn’t deserve to lose the game, and also we didn’t deserve to draw because we created many chances and in many circumstances, we were unlucky. To arrive in added time losing 2-1 was honestly a great, great disappointment. In the end, my players showed great resilience, great desire. Don’t give up. This must be our philosophy, don’t give up and fight until the end. They showed me great desire. When we had equalized, we got the ball and we wanted to restart the game and to try to win. I think it was good for me to see this type of attitude from my players.”

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