The 21-year-old made 21 appearances in the league last season as Spurs finished second in the table before his season was cut short in April thanks to an ankle injury.
“You go away with England and your team-mates come up to you and say, ‘It was brilliant to see you play the other day’. I don’t really look at myself as an inspiration, more as a fellow player,” Winks told The Mirror.
“Now Nathan [Chalobah], Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] and I are playing Premier League football, we’re just on different pathways. We can draw different experiences from that.
“It’s very well documented how difficult it is for English players to get an opportunity in the Premier League, so when a manager like ours takes the chance and gives opportunities to young players, that benefits them.”
So we’re not saying Harry Winks knew what he was doing, but it has certainly benefited Tottenham more than Chelsea, in the short-term at least.
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