Tottenham Hotspur have potentially received a huge boost ahead of their season opener against Everton on Sunday after Harry Winks has returned to training.
The midfielder has been a pivotal part of Jose Mourinho plans since the Portuguese arrived at the club with the Spurs head coach admitting last month that the 24-year-old will enjoy playing alongside new arrival, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
However, there were question marks over Winks’ fitness, with the midfielder not playing a part in Tottenham’s pre-season friendlies against Reading, Birmingham City and Watford.
The midfielder also pulled out of the England squad for the Nations League double-header against Iceland and Denmark, despite originally being named among Gareth Southgate 23-man list (Sky Sports).
While Winks did hint on social media that it was an injury that forced him out of the Three Lions squad, there was no official confirmation from Spurs over his fitness.
However, Winks was pictured training with the first-team at Hotspur Way on Tuesday, which will certainly come as a relief to Spurs fans.
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The fact that Winks was initially named in the England squad by Southgate before withdrawing suggests that his injury was not too serious and that it was just a precaution. So, I am not surprised to see him back in training and I expect him to start as one of the two pivots alongside Hojbjerg on Sunday.
Thankfully for Tottenham, Hojbjerg was benched in favour of Brentford midfielder Christian Noergaard for Denmark’s game against England on Tuesday. So both players will be fresh ahead of the season opener.
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