Harry Winks found the back of the net for England as the Three Lions eased to a 4-0 win away at Kosovo to end their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign on a high – and reported Spurs target Ben Chilwell has applauded the holding midfielder.
Winks gave Spurs the lead with his first goal for England, with a stunning first touch that saw him go one-on-one with Manchester City goalkeeper Arijanet Muric. Winks sent the stopper the wrong way, passing the ball into the corner.
Wearing the number 10 shirt, Winks established himself as a crucial member of Gareth Southgate’s side with 90 minutes against Montenegro earlier last week. Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount also scored.
The Daily Star claimed last month that Tottenham are one of many sides interested in signing 22-year-old Chilwell, with the report claiming Chilwell is worth £50million but that figure is expected to rise. He applauded Winks on Instagram.
Ben Chilwell knows… pic.twitter.com/JqRFcNBjI4
— Daily Hotspur (@Daily_Hotspur) November 17, 2019
TBR’s view – Is Winks now a starter for England?
Southgate is not blessed with a multitude of options at the base of his midfield, with Declan Rice struggling for form. Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, Tottenham ace Eric Dier and injured Everton man Fabian Delph also possibilities.
But Winks’ performances for England were excellent over the international break – albeit against Montenegro and Kosovo. The Spurs ace is very consistent, and will play with passion and quality.
His two caps over the break will certainly have impressed Southgate. It depends whether Winks can remain first choice at Spurs over the rest of the season ahead of Euro 2020.