Comparing a current player with a star of the past is always a dangerous game, and Harry Winks hasn’t done himself any favours.
The English Xavi? pic.twitter.com/qQtwvQ5Z1a
— Goal (@goal) August 21, 2019
The Tottenham midfielder was recently interviewed by Goal and was asked what he thought of some of the comparisons the England international had drawn to former Barcelona star Xavi.
Of course, this kind of comparison was lambasted by rival fans on social media, however, some Tottenham fans stood up for their homegrown playmaker and defended him.
Here is what some Spurs fans had to say on Twitter…
To be fair let the jokes flow now… When he gets a regular run in the England team ( which he will) Non Spurs fans will see that he’s exactly what England have been missing….
— Luke Neville (@lukenev13) August 21, 2019
Hes much better than Xavi tbh…
— Ruben Rønnevig (@MrRoennevig) August 21, 2019
— |R|S (@zerofoxgiven75) August 21, 2019
Ive seen loads of people say he has a similar style, doesnt mean he’s as good?
— Jan (@SonxDele) August 21, 2019
He’s starting consistently for us when he’s fit and it’s criminal he’s not in that England team. He’s no Xavi but he deserves respect
— daniel levy (@thfc2082) August 21, 2019
Xavi who? This is miniesta we’re talking about
— Max (@MaxTHFC_) August 21, 2019
Harsh on winks but I’ll allow it
— Musa (@Musathfc28) August 21, 2019
How dare they compare winks To Xavi.
Winks is miles the better player
— Mikey x (@CissokoSZN) August 21, 2019
Winks has played in both of Tottenham’s opening Premier League games this season…