Some Spurs fans on social media were all praise for Harry Winks after the 24-year-old put in a solid performance at the heart of Mourinho’s midfield to help his side overcome Leeds United 3-0 on Saturday.
Winks has not featured much in the Premier League over the past few months, with Jose Mourinho preferring a double pivot of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Moussa Sissoko to protect the back four.
While the system worked well to an extent, helping Spurs become a much more defensively sturdy outfit, the Lilywhites did have problems creating chances over recent weeks.
Jose Mourinho has dismissed the idea of Winks leaving Tottenham this month and the Portuguese coach has started the England international in the last two league games against Wolves and Leeds.
On the back of his display on Saturday, some Spurs fans are convinced that the Hojbjerg and Winks pairing should be first choice going forward as it enables the side to create a lot more chances.
The reason we won today. Pierre winning the ball back and Winks constantly looking to move it forward.
Breath of fresh air in the midfield these two. pic.twitter.com/LTchtZYVxa
— Joey🕊 (@JoeyTHFC) January 2, 2021
Another good performance from Harry Winks today 👏🏻
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) January 2, 2021
Also can we just appreciate Harry Winks and Ben Davies, both of which have struggled a lot this season, but they played great today 👏
— Mac 🎙 (@Macaully_Moffat) January 2, 2021
A lot of fans wouldn’t agree but Harry winks was one of the best players on the pitch yesterday. Need that killer instinct though, could of been 4+ just need to finish them off but overall good performance.
— jœl (@joelmillss) January 3, 2021
99 times out of 100, I am Harry Winks’ biggest critic, but today he was exceptional, and I have to give credit where it’s due, top performance from him.
— Tom (@tomackyyy) January 2, 2021
How good was Harry Winks again today? 🤩 pic.twitter.com/Ck5nvYTLaS
— KanefromtheLane #freeSabitzer (@kanefromthelane) January 2, 2021
— Together we are (@whisperozzie) January 2, 2021
— It Ends in a 1 (@j0nn0mac) January 2, 2021
— Cameron (@Cam_THFC) January 2, 2021
Winks with a real underrated performance today
— Zoe Pearson (@Z_PearsonTHFC) January 2, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
Winks has often come under some unfair criticism from sections of the fan base and I was extremely pleased to see him show what he can do on Saturday. The England international offers us a level of control in possession that Sissoko does not and he is also a much more useful asset during attacking transitions than the Frenchman is.
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