Paul Robinson has insisted Steven Bergwijn will have to “work harder” at Tottenham if he wants to break back into the starting XI.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane favourite said the 23-year-old’s form has “dropped off of late” and claimed he is not performing at the level he did when he first arrived at the club.
Jose Mourinho has snubbed Bergwijn for the last five Premier League games, with Spurs winning the last three convincingly.
The Dutch winger is yet to score this season despite making 27 appearances across all competitions, of which 19 have been starts.
Robinson claimed the Netherlands international, signed for £27million in January 2020, has to rediscover his best if he wants to break back into the starting XI.
“This is the beauty of having such a big strong squad,” he told Football Insider.
“There are so many options in forward positions and the likes of Alli, Vinicius, Bergwijn and other can’t get a game. That is the beauty of having such a strong squad.
“Yes, Bergwijn’s form has dropped off of late. He is not playing as well as when he first came in but Spurs have not suffered because of the strength of their squad.
“Bale, Son, Kane and Lucas were exceptional against Palace and it is now up to Bergwijn and others to work harder and win their shirt back.
“It is fantastic competitions for places. There is such a high level there now, if you are not right at it you are not going to play every week.”