Why this Spurs first teamer will be gutted despite Champions League final

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may have a Champions League final to look forward to in four days time, but one first-team star may be a little gutted this morning.

The semi-final of the UEFA Nations League takes place on June 6, just a matter of days after the CL final.

As a result, Gareth Southgate has now whittled his team down to a final 23-man squad for the finals, at the expense of two Spurs stars (FA).

Kieran Trippier has been axed from the team, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kyle Walker preferred, however, the right-back may have been expecting this after a poor season.

Trippier at least has the experience of reaching a World Cup semi-final with his country.

However, Harry Winks has missed out on a major international finals with England for the second time in the space of a year, with Southgate choosing the likes of Eric Dier and Fabian Delph over the Tottenham academy boy.

Winks was left out of the World Cup 2018 squad through injury, and it looks like his recovery in time for the CL final (Independent) wasn’t enough to convince Southgate this time either.

Spurs Web Opinion:

I believe that Harry Winks is the best all-around central midfielder that England have at their disposal, so I am surprised he has been cut from the squad. If he is fit enough to play in the Champions League, surely he can manage to be a sub for two England games too. Winks is the future and Southgate should have included him for the experience alone.

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