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Steven Bergwijn will have to wait a little longer for his first game under Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte.

The Netherlands international is yet to play in any of the Italian’s first three games as Spurs manager.

And Bergwijn will play no part on Thursday as Tottenham travel to Slovenia to face Mura in the Europa Conference League.

According to Football London journalist Alasdair Gold, who exclusively covers the Lilywhites, Bergwijn, a £25 million signing under Jose Mourinho, has been left behind.

It remains to be seen why but it’s most likely down to injury.

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But the Dutchman was included among the substitutes as the Lilywhites beat Leeds United on Sunday.

So any injury must only be a fresh one and unrelated to international duty, where he featured for the Netherlands.

Frustrating

It’s been a frustrating two-year spell in North London for the former PSV winger.

His stint couldn’t have had a better start after scoring on his debut in a win over Manchester City.

But since then, it’s been pretty ordinary for Bergwijn.

He lost his form under Mourinho in a big way and never really established much rhythm under Nuno Espirito Santo.

He’ll have been hoping to turn over a new leaf and start fresh with the legendary Italian coach, who brought a full-strength squad with him for tomorrow.

And that could still happen, but injuries have made it difficult for momentum.

Hopefully for him, this injury – if that’s what it is – is only a short-term one.

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