Uncertain Tottenham future 4 – Harry Winks
Harry Winks used to be a real fan favorite as a homegrown kid from the local area. I say used to because his play over the last couple of seasons has really cost him some of his faithful followers. Ridiculously simple mistakes and giveaways hampered his season and made him the scapegoat of a couple of bad results.
If you talk for too long about Winks, inevitably things go back to that night he had in Madrid, years ago, before he injured his ankle. In truth, outside of that match, I have a really hard time remember a match – even against lesser opponents – where Winks ran the show. He can be neat and tidy but he is not going to dominate anyone and Tottenham needs that.
If Christian Eriksen was not initially strong enough for the Conte midfield, you have to really doubt Winks is either. With hopes of being a full-time player in his heart, it is probably time for Harry Winks to move on but ultimately up to the next coach to decide. After playing only 30 times for less than 2,000 minutes Winks needs more and so does Tottenham.