Date: 19th November 2020 at 8:50pm
Written by: Alan Johnson

According to the Telegraph, Harry Winks is considering his future at Tottenham after struggling for playing time under Jose Mourinho.

The 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order in North London and risks losing his place in the England side if he isn’t playing regularly at club level.

Winks was a regular at the start of the season but fell out of favour weeks into the campaign and hasn’t managed to get his place back. He featured in every game for England during the November international break but only started in the Three Lions’ friendly.

The 24-year-old knows he needs to fix his problem at Tottenham before Gareth Southgate will trust him in competitive games again.

What’s gone wrong at Spurs?

Winks rose through the youth ranks to the first-team in 2014/15 and has gone on to make 152 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals with two assists. The England midfielder has made nine appearances across the board in this season, but he’s only featured once in the Premier League since September.

He played 60 minutes in our 1-0 defeat to Everton (September 13), 90 minutes in our 5-2 win over Southampton (September 20), 59 minutes in our Europa League qualifier win over Shkendija (September 24), 90 minutes in our 1-1 draw with Newcastle United (September 27) and 90 minutes in our Europa League qualifier win over Maccabi Haifa (October 1).

Winks played every minute of our Europa League win over LASK (October 22), Europa League defeat to Royal Antwerp (October 29) and Europa League win over Ludogrets (November 5).

In the Premier League, however, he was an unused substitute in the 6-1 win over Manchester United (October 4), played 17 minutes in our 3-3 draw with West Ham United (October 18), was left out of the squad in the 1-0 win over Burnley (October 26), was an unused substitute in our 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion (November 1) and was left out of the matchday squad in our 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion (November 8).

Winks said about the situation: “My situation at Tottenham is difficult at the moment and it’s important that I keep fighting and working as hard as I can to stay in the squad and to stay in the team. I want to be a part of that in the Euros. It’s important that back at Tottenham I get the opportunities and stay in the team there as well.”

The 24-year-old has found himself behind Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Moussa Sissoko in the pecking order, so he’ll need to work hard to get back in favour.

In other news, is Tottenham’s pursuit for Milan Skriniar over?

 
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