Tottenham star Harry Winks is finally back in first team action after a lengthy period out through injury.
The young midfielder missed half of the season with Spurs, along with the World Cup with his country, England.
Winks made a huge impression through the early stages on the season, keeping both Kroos and Modric in his pocket as Tottenham beat Real Madrid 3-1.
However, he failed to play any part in the campaign after a 6-1 win over Rochdale in the FA Cup in February.
Winks travelled to see a specialist in Qatar for his ankle injury, before returning to undergo surgery in May to fix the problem more permanently.
Harry returned to Tottenham training a few weeks ago, and has since made three late appearances from the bench in the Premier League.
Overall, despite fleeting, his cameos in this final moments of games have been extremely positive, and Winks now believes that he is getting his match sharpness back.
Winks told the club website: “I feel like I’m getting there now. I’ve been out for five, six months and it takes time but I feel like I’m getting back to my match sharpness.
“It was only 10 minutes (at Watford) and we were 2-1 down, so they were always going to be sitting off us but to come on and have an impact was good for me.
“The 2016/17 season was the breakthrough for me and to then play in those Champions League matches last season, the likes of Real Madrid, that was the pinnacle.
“I think I performed well and that’s the level I want to get back to. I’m confident I can do that.
“It will take time because I’ve been out for so long but I feel I’m on the road to that, nearly there.
“I just need to get myself back to peak fitness now and as soon as the manager feels I’m ready, it will be up to me to show that I am.”
Winks has been given the prestigious number 8 shirt for the season, and the young man will be hoping that he can repay the faith shown in him by the club.
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