NATIONS - Bergwijn contradicts Van Gaal: "I didn't say I don't want it"
Steven Bergwijn has not told national coach Louis van Gaal that he does not want to play on the right winger. During his Wednesday afternoon press conference, the Tottenham Hotspur attacker was confronted with previous texts from Van Gaal, but he explained that he had worded it differently.
Ever since Van Gaal was appointed as national coach, the lack of depth in the right wing position has been a theme. Besides Steven Berghuis, the trainer has few options, while Bergwijn has again received two competitors on the left with Noa Lang and Arnaut Danjuma. Earlier, Van Gaal himself explained that Bergwijn is not an option on the right. "Because he doesn't see himself there," he stated. "I talk to players and it turns out they don't want to play there."
However, Bergwijn indicated on Wednesday afternoon that that is not how he started the conversation with Van Gaal. "It's not that I don't want to," he began. "I have said that I am best at left winger, but I have also said that I will just stand there and do my very best if he needs me there. I play here (at Tottenham,) just left winger and I have always done that at PSV, so I said that I can do the best there."