Who is Steven Bergwijn, the young star from PSV Eindhoven?

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EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 29: Steven Bergwijn of PSV celebrates scoring the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Play-off second leg match between PSV Eindhoven and BATE Borisov at the Phillips Stadium on August 29, 2018 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Steven Bergwijn plays as a forward for PSV and is one of the brightest talents in Dutch football.

Steven Bergwijn was a scholar at Ajax Amsterdam as a child, but due to a conflict with one of the youth trainers, he chose to leave out and join its main rivals, PSV Eindhoven.

His career there developed very well and his great games were rewarded with a call-up to the U-17 Dutch team for the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Malta.

Steven showcased his talent there, by scoring 2 goals and making 2 assists and was named the best player of the tournament. He led his team to the final of the competition, where the Oranje were defeated by England.

Bergwijn made his professional debut for Jong PSV in the second division on 9 August 2014 and played his first game for the senior team in May 2015.

Today, at 21 years of age, Steven Bergwijn has already made nearly 100 senior appearances for PSV and has been capped three times by the Dutch national team.

He scored eight goals and noted 11 assists in the last season and was one of the best players in the title-winning team of PSV Eindhoven.

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His best game was the away derby against Feyenoord, as the young Dutch star scored one goal and assisted two in the 3-1 victory, which turned out to be a vital win for the outcome of the season.

Bergwijn can play across the front line, be it a false nine or a shadow striker in the center or an inside forward on either flank, but he mainly acts as the latter on the right, cutting in and creating space for himself.

Because of the counter-attacking style of PSV Eindhoven, he is frequently given the space to move centrally and dribble at an out-gunned defense. Bergwijn may start out in a wide position, often to avoid congestion in the midfield, but his ultimate goal is to attack the top of the box.

He is blessed with a good technical ability, meaning he can cut in with ease, beating numerous defenders. His good dribbling allows him to create chances for himself, as well as his teammates.

His pace, talent and excellent dribbling make him an extremely effective player in the final third. He has scored nine goals and assisted twelve to this point of the season, as the young winger has scored or assisted in 11 out of the last 12 Eredivisie games for PSV.

Many of the biggest European clubs monitor his development and if Steven Bergwijn keeps his excellent form until the end of the season he may get his big move to the Premier League next summer.


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