After having a fairly settled side for most of his tenure, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has found himself in unfamiliar territory this season by his rotation in midfield.
Spurs’ boss can’t quite seem to nail down his favoured combination in the centre of the park this campaign and has a whole host of different combinations already.
Harry Winks, Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele have all featured in a range of varied partnerships.
But 22-year-old Winks may get the chance to prove to Pochettino on the international stage that he deserves to be an ever-present in the Spurs XI.
England travel to Spain on Monday night in the Nations League and the door may have opened for the Spurs ace to be involved, as international teammate Jordan Henderson has been ruled out through suspension.
Winks seems an obvious replacement for England manager Gareth Southgate and a top performance against Spain would surely enhance his chances at club level to play more.
The central midfielder has shown against the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the pasts he is capable of stepping up in huge fixtures, which is why Spain may be the perfect game for him.
He does have stiff competition at Spurs to nail down his position, but the deep-lying playmaker has looked impressive in recent weeks since he returned from injury.
Winks has huge potential to become a vital player in the Spurs team and can make up Pochettino’s mind in terms of midfield selection if he impresses next week.