‘He thinks much more forward’ – Mourinho believes Winks is improving under him

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho, has been in the job for around three months now, giving him plenty of time with his new squad.

A number of the first-team players have been in and out of the injury room, but one man who has remained a constant asset has been academy graduate Harry Winks.

During the first month of his time in charge, Mourinho was hit with an injury crisis in central midfield, something that Winks aided with his own tireless efforts.

Winks has now played in every Premier League match since Liverpool on January 11, featuring for 90 minutes in all but one of these. He also played 90 minutes in the last three FA Cup games (TransferMarkt).

Sometimes criticised among fans for sideways passing, Jose Mourinho believes that Winks is now thinking forward in his movement and creative play.

He emphasised that he thinks the 24-year-old is improving a lot in recent weeks.

He said (Football London): “Winks is improving a lot, a lot. He thinks much more forward than before.

“Even in the area of his movement, he was a lot more positional than he is now. Now you can see him on the left and the right trying to do that. So it is trying to compensate for problems that we have with a different perspective.”

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