Tottenham flop Stephen Bergwijn scores HAT-TRICK in only second league start at Ajax after £26m transfer

Tottenham ‘flounder’ Steven Bergwijn achieved his first home hat-trick when he crushed Ajax Groningen 6-1.

The Dutch winger equaled a total of four goals with Tottenham last season in just two games for the Dutch champions.

Steven Bergwijn scored a superb goal when he shone with Man United's Anthony goal in Ajax's impressive win over the Eredivisie.


Steven Bergwijn scored a superb goal when he shone with Man United’s Anthony goal in Ajax’s impressive win over the Eredivisie.Credit: Environmental Protection Agency
Former Tottenham player Stephen Bergwijn celebrates his first ever goal for Ajax


Former Tottenham player Stephen Bergwijn celebrates his first ever goal for Ajaxcredit: Getty

Bergwijn turned around to hit a superb opener in the fourth minute, then added a header and another superb finish before coming off in the 69th minute.

Fans on social media hailed Ajax’s attack as one of the best in Europe – especially since Manchester United’s Anthony hit a sensational solo goal.

Old Trafford boss, Eric ten Hag, is also a big fan of Bergwijn’s other partner, Brian Bobby.

Cyril Ngong scored a surprise goal for Groningen but Anthony fired a superb shot and crossed Bergwijn to make it 3-1 at the break.

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The former Eindhoven champion, 24, completed his first-ever superb hat-trick in the Eredivisie in 57 minutes.

Then Kenneth Taylor and Bergwijn substitute Stephen Burgess sealed Ajax’s assured victory.

One supporter tweeted, “I think this is the best attack from Ajax for the foreseeable future. It could be more for a few of them too.”

Another claimed: “We now have one of the most spectacular attacks in Europe.”

Some fans even urged Bergwijn: “Go back to Tottenham.”

However, some suggested that it was more suitable for Dutch football than the English Premier League.

Bergwijn himself was quick to tweet summarizing his joyful afternoon: “3 points, 3 goals.”

So far, its look and numbers prove the £26m transfer, he says, “shocked him”.

Stats specialists hailed Skoka as his “home debut” after all four of his attempts were on target, including of course the three he scored.

And he had 52 touches – compared to the meager eight scored by new Manchester City player Erling Haaland the day before in Bournemouth’s 4-0 defeat.

Bergwijn, the former Ajax academy player, said of his move last month: “I was a bit shocked. I wasn’t expecting it.

“If you can come back to Ajax, that’s very tempting. They always do well in the league and the Champions League. So, it’s a step forward for me.”

But Bergwijn’s sensational display alongside Anthony could make it more difficult for former Ajax chief Ten Hag to trap the latter.

The Dutch giants are standing firm on their £70m valuation of the Brazilian – £19m more than United are thought to have offered.


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