Tottenham Hotspur ground out a hard fought point against Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.
While the newspapers and media have been dominated with talk about VAR and the handball rule, Spurs will quietly be pleased with having avoided defeat at the home of the Premier League champions.
Harry Winks, who started the match at the Etihad in the heart of the Spurs midfield believes that his side highlighted that even a side of City’s quality have weaknesses to expose.
Winks highlighted Tottenham’s second goal which came from a Erik Lamela corner kick and found the head of Lucas Moura as one aspect of the match which Mauricio Pochettino’s side made the most of.
The England international also suggested that Liverpool should also be concerned by Tottenham who have shown that they are now fearless when it comes to playing in some of the big matches.
Mauricio Pochettino’s insistence of not allowing his players to fear any opposition has allowed Spurs to pick up crucial results, including Saturday’s encounter at the Etihad according to the former academy product.
Spurs will this season look to close the gap on City and Liverpool who raced away from the chasing pack last season in the top flight, and Winks is certainly full of belief that he and his team mates can get results away from home.
“They’re an excellent side, they’re champions and you have to respect them but like all sides they have weaknesses and I think we exploited them, especially from the corner,” Winks told Standard Sport.
“We know how good we are. We know we’re a top side but when we come to places like this it’s important to get a result.
“At times it was messy, it was difficult but that’s what you have to do, especially at City. You expect City to have a lot of possession, which they did. But it’s important when you come here to weather the storm when you’re under the cosh, to stay in there and I thought we did that fantastically.”
“I think they [City and Liverpool] should worry about us,” he added.
“We’ve shown in the last few years we can compete with the best teams in the Premier League and Europe. It’s important we do that on a consistent basis this season and it’s important we go to places like City and Liverpool and get results.
“The manager doesn’t allow fear in us. We don’t go into any game beaten mentally. We go into every game knowing we can win and we can outperform them. Our mentality going into every game is to be on the front foot, press and try to win. That’s probably why we came away with a good point.”
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