A lot of players got rave reviews on the back of Tottenham’s 3-1 win against Aston Villa last Saturday.
New signing Tanguy Ndombele grew into the game and scored a well-taken equaliser while Harry Kane got off to a quick start in front of goal this season with a brace.
Christian Eriksen also came on midway into the second half and brought some cutting-edge to the Spurs attack.
However, there was one other big moment in the game that played a crucial role in helping Spurs win. With Villa leading the game 1-0, they had a chance to break from a failed Spurs corner towards the end of the first half.
Harry Winks was the only player Spurs had back and the 23-year-old made a brilliant tackle in a situation where he had no option but to win it and then proceeded to beat a Villa player with cheeky turn.
Tottenham legend David Ginola reacted to the piece of skill from Winks and he was apparently left really impressed.
— David Ginola (@teamginola) August 14, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
We at Spurs Web don’t believe Winks often gets the credit he deserves from Spurs fans and that stems from a misunderstanding of the 23-year-old’s role in the side. While Winks can be a conservative in possession, his role in the side is to simply to protect the backline and keep possession ticking over, and he certainly does that exceptionally well.
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