While the recent injuries to Tottenham’s attacking players have garnered their fair share of media coverage, the middle of the Spurs midfield is the position where Spurs have been most affected by injuries this season.

Due to injuries to the likes of Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele, Spurs have had to stick with the pairing of Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks for the majority of games this season.

This has given 22-year-old Harry Winks a consistent run in the side and he has impressed a lot of people with his performances.

Winks’ potential was already abundantly clear last season when he put in several great performances including against Real Madrid home and away, but an injury curtailed his progress.

However, the England midfielder has looked like he is back to his best this season. Former Chelsea attacker Joe Cole who was acting as a pundit for the second leg of Tottenham’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea for Sky Sports, revealed that Winks was very highly thought of in the England set-up.

He compared Winks to former Spurs and Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick in terms of how he was more highly rated by his teammates than by fans.

Joe Cole said, “He is very well thought of in the England set-up. I speak to a lot of the coaches who work with him.

“He’s one of those players who is like a Carrick, a players’ player. You appreciate him and the fans might think what he’s doing is simple, but he always receives it away from the player and his passes are crisp. I think he’s going to go on and have a great career.”

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