‘I’m gutted’ – Harry Winks breaks silence after withdrawing from England squad

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Dom Le Roy

Harry Winks has taken to social media to reveal his disappointment at having to withdraw from the latest England squad ahead of the Nations League double-header next week.

The midfielder was one of three Tottenham stars, along with Harry Kane and Eric Dier, to be named by Gareth Southgate in the Three Lions squad to take on Iceland and Denmark (Sky Sports).

It was announced yesterday that the 24-year-old will be withdrawing from the squad along with Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, with Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish being called in as a replacement.

After playing more than an hour in Spurs’ first pre-season friendly against Ipswich Town over two weeks ago, Winks did not feature at all in Tottenham’s friendlies against Reading and Birmingham last weekend.

However, there has been no confirmation from either Tottenham or England regarding any injuries to the midfielder.

Winks took to Instagram today to admit that he was keen to be involved with the Three Lions and is disappointed to miss out.

He wrote: “I’m gutted at not being able to meet up with the rest of the squad for these international games.

“It’s always such an honour to represent my country and missing out is very disappointing but it’s a must right now.

“I will be cheering the boys on from home!!”


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It is clear that Winks has been sidelined with an injury but Tottenham seemingly do not want to divulge details as to how severe his issue is. If he does not feature in the friendly against Watford next week, one would presume that his chances of starting against Everton will be minimal.

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