Video: Experts discuss why Harry Winks has failed to live up to expectations

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Dom Le Roy

Spurs midfielder Harry Winks’ recent performances was one of the topics of discussion on this week’s edition of Sky Sports Sunday Supplement, a show that coincidentally aired on the midfielder’s 24th birthday.

While the England international has had a solid couple of years, it is fair to say that he has not quite hit the levels that some fans expected him to, despite a grand performance against City.

The Times’ chief football writer Henry Winter and Daily Mail’s football correspondent Craig Hope dissected why the midfielder, who was dubbed to be the ‘next Iniesta’ by Mauricio Pochettino, has failed to live up to that billing.

Watch the discussion below:

Spurs Web Opinion

A lot of the criticism that Winks is getting is unwarranted becomes it comes from a misunderstanding of his role in the side. People who seem to complain he doesn’t do enough going forward don’t seem to realise that he is essentially being played as a deep-lying playmaker both for club and country over the last year or so. Apart from his defensive duties, his job is to keep possession ticking over and help transition the ball from defence into midfield areas.

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