Graham Roberts says he feels sorry for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks
The 26-year-old Englishman was once viewed as the future of Spurs’ midfield. He is a quality player on his day, but fans have always had a moan about how he only passes backwards.
Roberts is also one of those who has often been annoyed by Winks’ style of play.
The 63-year-old has now come out and claimed that he feels sorry for Winks, but he believes that if the Englishman is in Spurs’ team this season, Antonio Conte’s men will not get their hands on any silverware.
Graham Roberts says Tottenham won’t win a trophy with Harry Winks
Speaking in a video on Tottenham Fan Chris Cowlin’s YouTube channel, Roberts said, as quoted by HITC: “Winks, I feel sorry for Harry Winks because when he got in the team, he was passing the ball forwards.
“All of a sudden, in the last few years, he’s been getting it, giving to the centre-half, getting it back and giving it to the other centre-half. The game is about going forward, not backwards.
“People say to me that Winks has like 340 touches in a game, but they’re all to the centre-halves. You have to be more expansive.
“I feel sorry for him, but would we win a trophy with Winks in the team? Not really!”
It is clear that Winks does not have a future at Tottenham under Antonio Conte.
Like Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele and Sergio Reguilon, Winks was left out of Spurs’ pre-season tour to South Korea because he is not in the Italian’s plans for the upcoming season.
The 26-year-old is almost certain to leave Tottenham this summer, and he has been linked with plenty of clubs. Leeds United, Leicester City, Everton and most recently, Southampton, are all reportedly keen to sign him in the coming weeks.
It will be interesting to see where Winks will end up this summer, but it’s a shame that things haven’t worked out for him at Spurs.
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