By John Wenham

5th Nov, 2021 | 7:00am

Tottenham insider slams 'terrible' Bergwijn as Burnley player puts him to shame

Steven Bergwijn is having a “terrible” season and should not be playing for Tottenham.

That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.

Bergwijn, 24, has failed to score in nine appearances this season.

The winger was sidelined through September after picking up an ankle injury in that month’s Europa Conference League clash against Rennes.

Bergwijn’s only goal contribution came on the first day of the season as he picked up the assist in Spurs’ 1-0 win over Man City.

He was subbed on in Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Manchester United, the game that led to Nuno Espirito Santo’s sacking on Monday.

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Wenham insists Bergwijn should be nowhere near the current Tottenham side after comparing his record to Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet.

“Bergwijn has been terrible all season,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Against Burnley, we scored as soon as he came off. He is so out of form it’s untrue.

“He runs at people and he’s very direct but he never offers a goal threat.

“I compared him to Maxwel Cornet at Burnley. In five Premier League appearances he has equalled Bergwijn’s record for us.

“And he cost half the price. The boos came when he was subbed on against Man United.

“That was more aimed at Nuno and the decision to take off Moura, who is a far superior player.

“That made absolutely no sense to me.”

Tottenham are eighth in the Premier League after succumbing to a fifth defeat of the season.

They face Vitesse Arnhem in the Conference League on Thursday.

In other news, Antonio Conte is expected to take his first training session as Spurs boss on Tuesday after an update from a club source.