Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that Steven Bergwijn was not his “first option” in the January transfer window.
Bergwijn scored Spurs’ goal on Friday against Manchester United, with a powerful piece of play and he has made a big impact since joining from PSV in January.
Spurs paid the Dutch side an initial £25.4m for the 22-year-old with a further £1.6m due in add-ons, taking the total outlay to £27million for the winger.
But Mourinho has admitted the winger was not his first choice in the transfer market.
“Congratulations to my club, the way they did it,” he said. “Initially, and I’m always very honest on this, he wasn’t my first option when we decided to make a movement in the winter.
“But in the end, a great decision. A player with a great future, can play on the right and the left.
“We’re more than happy, not just his age, but also his professional attitude. The way he trains, the way he lives. He’s the kind of kid that can only be better.”