Ajax showed serious interest in signing Tottenham Hotspur’s Steven Bergwijn in January, but Antonio Conte was reluctant to let him leave midway through the season.

The forward scored a brace in stoppage time to help Spurs beat Leicester City 3-2 on January 19th. Since then, he’s made only one league start and has been restricted to only 167 minutes across 10 league matches.

A lack of minutes at club level didn’t stop the Netherlands international from representing his country this month.

The 24-year-old scored a brace in the Netherlands’ 4-2 win over Denmark and was also on the scoresheet in their 1-1 draw against Germany on Tuesday. After the tie, the player expressed his delight over his recent call up and with his own performances.

“I don’t get to play much at the club. I am happy that the national coach has called me up, that’s not obvious (thing to do),” he said, as quoted by Algemeen Dagblad.

“You don’t forget about football. But of course, you feel that you don’t play that much. It was nice to be here again. We have a good and fun group.”

The former PSV Eindhoven remains hopeful Conte will give him opportunities on the pitch and if that were not to happen, he will have to evaluate his options in the summer.

“I wouldn’t know (whether form for the Netherlands can improve situation at club), we’ll see. Everyone wants to play of course. I have to keep my head up and work hard in training. Then we’ll see what happens in the summer,” Bergwijn explained.