20 year old midfielder Harry Winks has revealed he was ‘nervous’ as he came off the bench for the first time since April during Tottenham’s 4-2 win over PSG on Saturday.
On April Fool’s Day last season, Tottenham triumphed 2-0 over Burnley at Turf Moore, however in doing so, talented young midfielder Harry Winks picked up a season-ending injury, making it a day of mixed emotions for the Spurs faithful.
And now, after being stretchered off for ligament damage way back at the start of April, Harry Winks made his long-awaited return to football during Tottenham’s International Champions Cup victory over PSG on Saturday.
In an interview posted on Tottenham’s official club website, Winks spoke proudly about his recovery, but also admitted to a few nerves, stating:
“I can’t put it into words. It’s been a long time coming and it’s been amazing to return, it really has.”
“I was a little nervous about how my ankle would hold up. That’s always in the back of your mind when you come back from injury but I’ve worked hard with the help of the medical team.”
“And when you go out there, the focus is on winning the match and that’s all I was thinking about. It was exciting to get back out there against good opposition.”
Winks then went on to praise the team’s performance, claiming the hot conditions made the job all the more impressive.
“PSG are a great team, top players,” He added. “And in tough conditions, I thought the lads were excellent.”
“It was our first proper pre-season match away from the training ground so it was a good test for us and we did well.”
“It’s hot and humid (here) but that helps you get fitter easier and it’s good to test yourself in those conditions, if you can do it in tough conditions out here it will make it easier when we get back to England.”
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