Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge believes Antonio Conte’s arrival is the “ultimate dice roll” for Harry Winks at Spurs.
Winks was once a near-secure player under Mauricio Pochettino, who once likened him to Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta, but has fallen out of the standings, and Bridge believes the Spurs fan is fighting to save his career in north London.
What’s the latest news with Winks?
It was a frustrating 14 months for the England midfielder, who started last season in the squad under Jose Mourinho, but since losing his spot last September, he faces an uphill battle to return to the squad.
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Of the previous 46 Premier League games, the Winks have made 14 appearances, making only seven appearances, and have been essentially demoted to play in the domestic cups and Europe since then.
Enter the giveaway
But even in the face of less opposition, the Winks have been struggling to stand out and have spoken of his lack of playing time recently after the Conference Tournament against Vitesse last month.
However, Conte’s appointment could give Winks a lifeline, and Bridge believes he is now or never the midfielder, who has started only one league all season.
What did Bridge say?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “In terms of players that are likely to be on their way out, Harry Winks, I’ll mention him again, I know the majority of Spurs fans don’t like him and he’s justified, but that was his man of the match against Real Madrid, a normal player in that Champions League round, but What happened to him?This is the last roll of the dice at Spurs.
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When can the Winks get a chance under Conte?
Winks played only 17 minutes in the Italian’s first two matches, which shows what kind of fight is on his hands.
There is good news, however, for the Winks, who have every chance of starting the match against Leeds on Sunday, with Oliver Skipp suspended.
Tanguy Ndombele and Giovanni Lo Celso are hoping for a nod in his stead, but Conte has used two defensive midfielders in his first two matches, which could allow the Winks to make their Premier League debut since September.
If the Winks start the game, he’ll need to make himself unassailable, because as Bridge mentioned, this really is his last chance at Spurs, especially with the January transfer window looming.
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