Bergwijn was wanted by Dutch giants Ajax in the January transfer window, but they proved unable to agree a fee with Tottenham for his services.


Ajax remain keen on the attacker and could go back in for him in the summer window, while there is also interest from Italy in the shape of AC Milan.



Bergwijn is struggling to command regular game time under Conte at Tottenham, though the Italian remains a big admirer of his abilities and feels he has scope to improve.


However, Conte stressed that Bergwijn must help himself, believing in his ability as he has the skills needed to create chances not just for himself, but also for his team-mates.



“We are talking about a player with great quality and potential. He’s different to the players we’ve got in the squad, 1v1 when the space is very short and he’s good to beat the man and create chances”, Conte told a press conference.


“I think Steven has great space for improvement and he has to give continuity.



“He needs to continue to work hard. He’s a player that can change the situation. He can create chances for himself and others.


“I think he needs to believe in himself more.


“He needs to continue to work with and without the ball and help the team in every moment.


“Football is a team game and you have to be ready to help the team in every moment.


“For sure we are talking about another player who is doing important improvements.”


Tottenham landed Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven in the January 2020 transfer window and so far this season the Dutchman has made 25 appearances for the club, scoring three times.