Video: Winks makes brilliant tackle; then beats Villa player with cheeky turn

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham put in an accomplished performance on Saturday against Aston Villa to begin their Premier League campaign by ensuring all three points remained in North London.

While goalscorers Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Kane took most of the plaudits, many fans also heralded Christian Eriksen’s introduction as the moment that changed the game.

However, there was one other big moment in the game that played a crucial role in helping Spurs win. With Villa leading the game 1-0, they had a chance to break from a failed Spurs corner towards the end of the first half.

Harry Winks was the only player Spurs had back and the 23-year-old made a brilliant tackle in a situation where he had no option but to win it.

Winks (pictured near the top left is positioned Tottenham’s deepest player)

Had Winks hesitated a split second or failed to win the ball, the visitors might well have scored their second, making it really difficult for the lilywhites to come back into the game.

Watch the Spurs midfielder’s brilliant tackle below:

Spurs Web Opinion

We at Spurs Web don’t believe Winks often gets the credit he deserves from Spurs fans and that stems from a misunderstanding of the 23-year-old’s role in the side. While Winks can be a conservative in possession, his role in the side is to simply to protect the backline and keep possession ticking over, and he certainly does that exceptionally well.

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