Bergwijn and Harry Kane react after Spurs' come-back win over Leicester.

Tottenham Hotspur have leapfrogged Arsenal into the fifth spot in the Premier League table after a dramatic comeback against Leicester City.


Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn expressed his joy after coming off the bench to help Tottenham secure a 3-2 win over Leicester on Wednesday night.


Spurs were still trailing 2-1 when Bergwijn scored a brace late on in the game at the King Power Stadium as Antonio Conte’s side sealed all three points and moved above rivals Arsenal into the fifth spot.


Spurs remain unbeaten in the Premier League under Conte and are only one point behind fourth-placed West Ham United with three games in hand.


Surely, Bergwijn now has a future at Tottenham after his heroics last night, coupled with the fact that the north London club recently rejected a 15m bid from Ajax for the winger.


“It was a rollercoaster,” the 24-year-old Bergwijn said after the victory over the Foxes. "If I come on I want to show myself and I am really happy I scored two goals."


Kane: “We showed we are a team and we came back."


Spurs striker Harry Kane fired in his 250th career goal which helped cancel out Patson Daka’s opener in the 24th minute, and the England captain went on to assist Bergwijn to snatch the winner after the Dutchman scored the equaliser for James Maddison's 75th-minute goal.


Kane added: “Overall we thoroughly deserved the victory. It is what this team is about. I should have had a couple more out there but when you win it doesn’t hurt as much.


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"Credit to all the boys for not giving up all the way until the final whistle. It has not been easy with injuries but he (Bergwijn) has been working hard behind the scenes."


Tottenham manager Conte stressed the fact that his players need to learn how to control games better.


"A great win," the Italian told BT Sport. "I honestly think we didn't deserve to lose the game. A draw was for me unfair.


"I think we played a good game, created many chances to score, and were unlucky. But my team showed they don't want to give up and until the end, we have to fight.


"We showed a great desire not to lose this game. This is a compliment for my players and team, not for me."


On Bergwijn, who scored two injury-time goals, the 52-year-old said: "I spoke about Steve in the past. For me, he is an important player with a special type of characteristics. No one else in the team has these characteristics.


"He is good technically, he beats the man, he is a striker and in good physical condition. It is an important choice for me - I can make him in the starting XI or bring him on in the game."


When asked what Tottenham need to improve, he replied: "We have to learn to control the game and understand the different moments of the game.


"Under this aspect, we can improve. there are different key moments during the game and we have to understand these better. How to play with more velocity and, move the ball quickly or keep the ball and lower the intensity. We can improve and have to improve a lot but it's a long path. We have just started with these players and this team.


"They show me the great ability and desire to improve. I know we have a lot of space for improvement."



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