Harry Winks’ scathing attack on teammates and opens with Tottenham exit talks – .

Harry Winks’ scathing attack on teammates and opens with Tottenham exit talks – .

Harry Winks launched a scathing attack on Tottenham’s Euro trash – and admitted he was unhappy after switching from England international to auxiliary midweek with Spurs.

In a heartbreaking assessment of his hemorrhaging confidence and desperation to slide up the pecking order for club and country.

Less than a year ago, Winks won their 10th selection for England in the 4-0 Nations League loss to Iceland at Wembley.

But the 25-year-old midfielder took a sorry toll after Tottenham’s 1-0 loss to Vitesse in the Europa Conference League.

He has no chance of starting Sunday’s derby at West Ham – and although his heart lies with Tottenham, Winks has no intention of remaining a full-fledged player under the supervision of head coach Nuno Espirito Santo forever.

Harry Winks has only had 61 minutes of Premier League action this season


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Spurs took off in Holland after making 11 changes, but a starting XI containing nine full-fledged internationals didn’t do much to make their way into the first team.

And in a blunt analysis of his own form, Winks admitted the day was approaching – “when the time is right” – to discuss his future with Nuno.

When asked if fans should expect more depth from the Tottenham squad, he replied: “They should, yes. We’re Tottenham and whoever goes on the pitch, we should win those kinds of games.

“There are no excuses. We didn’t play well enough. They (Vitesse) beat us, they dominated us, they played better, with more creativity – in my opinion, they completely dominated us.

“It’s not good enough for Tottenham. We have to come to these places and dominate and win.

“First of all, as players, we put our hands up. We are the ones on the pitch, we are the ones who have to come out and play – no excuses.

“But it’s difficult when you don’t play regularly. It’s hard to get into these games when the teams have fans behind them and they’re ready to do it.

“When you play a game every few weeks, it’s hard to match that energy, that pace and their confidence.

“There are a lot of different reasons we weren’t good enough this year and last year in these competitions – at the end of the day as players we don’t play well enough and we should be. . “

Harry Winks set to exit talks with Nuno Espirito Santo


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Is it hard for Winks to feel relegated to Tottenham’s second channel?

“It’s hard, yeah. We are meant to be a team. Everyone should be fighting to take part in the weekend games and it is difficult. The motivation should be that everyone is fighting for the same cause and the same thing.

“Look, I love Tottenham, I’ve always been clear… but I want to play football – and I want to play football on a regular basis.

“The only way to play your best football and build momentum is to play regularly.

“I give my all for the club, of course I am. They stayed by my side, I stayed by their side – and I want to play for Tottenham. But it’s tough when you get matches here and there, the confidence is low and you don’t get that streak of matches.

“Of course my confidence is low. When the players aren’t playing well and you have only you to blame, it’s hard. I want to be at my best, shoot and play really well.

Vitesse inflicted a Conference League defeat at Tottenham


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“I am a man enough to admit that I have to improve in some areas. But I need to play games and the only way to do that is to get minutes and get that sharpness back. “

Winks and his teammate Dele Alli were once indispensable members of Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions team – now they can’t even fit in.

And Tottenham’s ‘other’ Harry admits he can’t understand how he has fallen down the pecking order so quickly.

“No, no, I can’t. But listen, the circumstances make me in this situation, ”he said. “We all want to win games for Tottenham and shoot in the same direction. “

It is not inconceivable that rival Premier League clubs will test Spurs’ determination to retain a local gem in January, but Winks is not yet ready to knock on Nuno’s door to demand more minutes on the pitch.

He said, “This must be the right time for me. The manager has a lot of games to think about, they come quickly and I don’t want to hinder the preparation and hinder the other players on the team.

“When the time is right, I’ll have a conversation, but for now it’s important that the team and the manager focus on the next game and that he’s not distracted by me. “

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