With plenty of Tottenham Hotspur fans feeling frustrated with how long it took the side to breakdown a resilient Aston Villa side on opening day, midfielder Harry Winks took an unfair bit of criticism for me as I looked around the internet given his actual performance on the day.
The 23-year-old looked pretty solid alongside Tanguy Ndombele for me, and as the game drew on, we eventually got our just reward when Ndombele and Harry Kane gave us the 3-1 victory. With Winks making way for Christian Eriksen, I’m not so sure people should be overly reading into that decision by manager Mauricio Pochettino, but reacting to a clip posted up by the clubs’ social media team from the game, Winks certainly took some praise for the role he occupied.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 13, 2019
I know you can never judge a performance by a single clip, and his tricky out on the wing actually took my eye during the game, but I’d be surprised if it wasn’t a big year for the lad.
the best ❤
— eli???? (@winksgoretzka) August 13, 2019
What a player
— Spurs (@Spurzinho) August 13, 2019
— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) August 13, 2019
Love his commitment..he would run through a wall for spurs ????
— james w hart (@thegoat78) August 13, 2019
One of the most underrated players in the Premier League imo
— Jamie (@THFC_Jamiee) August 13, 2019
Has so much potential it's going to be fun watching him develop.
— steve blower (@steveblower1) August 13, 2019
He is really improving on a daily basis. I love the player he is becoming.
— Olalekan O (@OlaOjutiku) August 13, 2019
Tbf was impressed with winks Saturday. Looking like a more of a influential player for spurs already
— Vito (@serbian_goat) August 13, 2019