Tottenham Hotspur have been hit with injuries since Jose Mourinho took over as head coach back in late November last year.
One of the most significant of these came in the form of Moussa Sissoko, who had to undergo surgery after an injury he sustained against Southampton on January 1.
This, along with the exit for Eriksen, and new signings Lo Celso, Ndombele, and Fernandes settling into the Mourinho side, opened a door for Harry Winks.
The academy graduate has been able to slot consistently into that deep sweeper role between defence and midfield with great effect for Spurs in recent weeks.
Winks has started the last nine games for Mourinho across all competitions, completing 90 minutes in all but two of those (TransferMarkt).
The Englishman has now claimed that he is happy to feature in any position, as long as he is playing football. He also believes that his defensive game has come on under the Special One.
Winks said (Football London): “It’s been good. As long as I’m playing I’m happy. Whether that’s in a more advanced role or a defensive role I like to feel I can play both roles well.
“Since the manager has come in he’s taken my game defensively and helped me improve and told me what he thinks I need to improve on in that aspect.
“I’ve really enjoyed that, listening to him and taking his experience onboard. I mean his reputation speaks for itself and any way that I can improve my game I’m happy to listen.”
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