Paul Robinson names the player who should be Mourinho’s first choice midfielder

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Dom Le Roy

Paul Robinson believes that Harry Winks should be Jose Mourinho’s first choice holding midfielder.

After being appointed as the successor to Mauricio Pochettino at the end of November, Mourinho decided to bring Eric Dier back into the side after becoming somewhat of a forgotten figure under the Argentine (transfermarkt).

Dier has failed to rekindle the form which made him such a fan favourite while the team were still at White Hart Lane.

Club record signing Tanguy Ndombele has struggled with injuries which have limited his ability to hold down a regular place in the side with Mourinho’s problems magnified by Moussa Sissoko’s knee injury which will see the Frenchman not return to training until April.

Winks has been a regular fixture in the Spurs midfield since missing the New Year’s Day defeat at Southampton (transfermarkt).

Robinson has claimed that Mourinho may not know who the best holding midfielders at his disposal are before claiming that a partnership of Winks and Ndombele appears to be the most likely option.

He told Football Insider: “Mourinho, he rotates the midfield a lot,” 

“You’ve seen Eric Dier come in, Harry Winks. Out of them all, for me, Winks is the first name that I would play in that holding midfield

“Ndombele was very, very good when he first came in. He’s had up and down form since Mourinho arrived, and I don’t know that he knows his best holding two midfielders.

“He stuck Eric Dier in there when he first came in – he’s not managed to hold down his place, but Harry Winks seems to be the one.

“If Ndombele can get match fit and be consistent I think his two would be Ndombele and Winks, but at the moment he’s chopping and changing.”

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