Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks is having another good season at the club and 2018/19 has already proven to be a good season for him, with only a few months having ticked by.
The 22-year-old is extremely highly rated by a number of people at club and certainly within the fanbase, but for varying reasons he’s had to be patient for a regular chance in the first team.
Debuting back in November 2014 in the Europa League victory over Partizan Belgrade, his breakthrough season came in 2016/17 where he racked up 33 appearances in total for the club, and he hasn’t really looked back since then.
With 15 showings to his name so far this year as he put injury behind him again, the October international break saw him win his second England cap and with news of Mousa Dembele’s injury keeping him out for at least the next six weeks, plenty feel this is a further opportunity for him to establish himself as a regular under Mauricio Pochettino.
With Juan Foyth capable of playing a defensive midfield role, not least the likes of Oliver Skipp at the club, it also possibly opens up further options there and in the eyes of most fans, there is a hunger to see more of 17-year-old Skipp in particular.
Comments from the Vital Spurs Forum.
Key strengths are his ability to take a ball in half-spaces, shield it, retain control, his body shape and anticipation that allows him to always look for that incisive forward pass. His pace and movement across the pitch is intelligent and he reads the game as if he is a veteran.
I just love the way he plays the game, he is deceptively quick over 10 yards. As he gains in confidence I believe we will see better early forward passes something I think we are missing at the moment.
The more I see him, the more I think he should be playing deeper alongside a couple of more attacking players in a midfield 3 like Barca and Spain had a few years back. Always feel comfortable watching him take the ball off the centre halves and starting the moves. He’s very comfortable with the ball in tight spaces and can retain possession and find players like Dele and Eriksen. He’s also quite tenacious, full of running and intelligent at reading and shutting down opposition moves.
Nick Real Deal-
Skipp is similar to Winks from what I have seen.
Gotta admit Harry charging around the field breaking up play and passing FORWARD is a refreshing sight. Although before he bust up his ankle I think we were all pretty enthusiastic about his future.
He has the tools to be the next Modric. I hope that is where we see him in the future as we have been needing a tempo setter since he left. We need a new DM, one that eats up the pitch with his athleticism, one that can tackle and pass, then we will have the perfect combo.