Sander Berge makes performance pledge ahead of Sheffield United's clash with Tottenham

Sander Berge insists there is more to come from both him and Sheffield United ahead of Thursday's game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 6:00 am
Arsenal's Bukayo Saka, right, and Sheffield United's Sander Berge, left, challenge for the ball (Andrew Boyers/Pool via AP)

The Norwegian midfielder, United's record £22m signing, gave arguably his best performance in a Blades shirt on Sunday afternoon in a 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Arsenal at Bramall Lane.

Despite the scoreline, United also gave the best account of themselves since they returned following the Covid-19 lockdown and ahead of the meeting with European rivals Spurs, Berge admitted: "I've played seven games in the Premier League now in five months, so I'm slowly getting there.

"I haven't been at my best in that position because I'm still adapting to it but I got a chance [against Arsenal] and came into my game more than ever before.

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"There is more improvement to come and I think I will suit that role more and more over time, and fill it better."

Berge came on as an early substitute for the injured John Lundstram, who damaged his shoulder and will be assessed this week.

"I worked hard throughout lockdown to come back stronger, and I felt fit in training," Berge added.

"We haven't been at our best but we haven't become a bad team. We just have to get that performance back. We showed bits of it against Arsenal but there is still more to come. I just want to help the team finish as high as possible in the Prem."

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