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Steven Bergwijn has given Tottenham fans something to shout about again... Jose Mourinho tried to take pressure off him ahead of his debut but he made a huge impact with a stunning strike Steven Bergwijn scored a fine goal on Tottenham debut versus Manchester City Jose Mourinho previously warned not to expect too much too soon from him  Tottenham struggled without a recognised striker but Bergwijn put them ahead

By Matt Barlow for MailOnline

Published: 18:44 GMT, 2 February 2020 | Updated: 19:05 GMT, 2 February 2020

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Don't expect too much was the message from Jose Mourinho ahead of Steven Bergwijn's Tottenham debut.

'He's a player for the future,' said Mourinho. 'He's a young boy, let's not try to put him under the pressure that he has to arrive and perform, has to score, has to be man of the match, has to start the game.

'We are not on this level of pressure. But he is a player that sooner or later the fans are going to love.'

Steven Bergwijn scored a fine goal on his Tottenham debut in a win against Manchester City

Steven Bergwijn scored a fine goal on his Tottenham debut in a win against Manchester City

All of which he is sure to insist will still apply afterwards but Bergwijn has made quite an impact.

Little more than an hour had gone and Tottenham had yet to muster a shot at goal when Lucas Moura clipped a pass into a crowded penalty area. Bergwijn shifted onto the ball and controlled it with his chest.

There was very little space in which to operate but he was able to bring it down sharply and unleash a volley.

He didn't try to smash too hard but struck the ball sweetly and his aim was true. His effort fizzed low into the bottom corner and 17,500 in the South Bank erupted.

Much was made of this enormous single-tier stand when the new stadium opened last year, about how it would provide a wall of noise akin to the home end at .

Bergwijn fizzed his effort low into the bottom corner as Tottenham secured all three points

Bergwijn fizzed his effort low into the bottom corner as Tottenham secured all three points

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