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Jose Mourinho stands up for Steven Bergwijn after social media abuse

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Tottenham fans sent several negative comments to Dutch forward Steven Bergwijn after the Spurs loss against Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Jose Mourinho defended the forward as he had to disallow comments on his social media page. Several Spurs fans used the platform to criticize the Dutch’s performance at Anfield. The 23-year old player had a few costly misses at the crucial Premier League match.

Bergwijn’s biggest moment in the match came in the second half, when he had a face-to-face opportunity that hit the post. After the match, Mourinho spoke about the failed chances of the night.

“Bergwijn was face-to-face with the keeper twice, Harry was there with the header, we had it, we knew how to hurt them and we should do much more than we did.”

However, as the player received harsh comments and even death threats on social media, the Spurs boss decided to come to his defense.

“I don’t know what can I do apart from the player knowing that in this club we are all together,” the Tottenham manager said.

“I know that in some clubs, with some people, is the culture of ‘they lost or we drew but I won’. In here, no. In here, we lose, we win, we draw all together. So, he has us. And we have him.”

Moreover, Mourinho made it clear that Bergwijn and the rest of the squad have his full support, claiming that if you take a shot at a Spurs man, you take a shot at all of them.

“He’s one of my boys. Period. There’s no point for me to individualize. He’s a good professional, he works hard for the team. He gives everything he can. That’s it.”

Tottenham face Leicester this Sunday as they will attempt to win back the top position in the Premier League.