Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks has praised his colleague in the engine room, Giovani Lo Celso, for his recent form.
As per Football.London, Winks also gave an update on his lingering injury problems having returned earlier than expected against Southampton on Saturday.
He said of Lo Celso: “He’s a very good player. He’s showing his qualities now and he’s getting a run of games himself and he’s contributing with some really nice moments and obviously some goals and assists. He’s a top player which we knew anyway from seeing him in training.”
On his injury, Winks added: “It’s more of a recurring issue that hasn’t really had time to settle and heal. It’s nothing too serious. I don’t think it’s anything too serious. Anyone who has had issues will realise it’s a bit of a nightmare to get over. I’m learning to deal with it and getting through the pain.”
TBR’s View – Can Mourinho regularly find room for Winks and Lo Celso?
The instant suspicion when Jose Mourinho took over was that Winks would not be his type of holding midfielder.
But Mourinho will likely be impressed by Winks playing through the pain and helping Spurs through a period where they have been hit by injuries.
Can Mourinho find room for Winks and Lo Celso, both flair players but lacking the physicality the Portuguese generally demands?
On form, Lo Celso will get the nod – he has been showing his quality with goals and assists. But we are still waiting for Mourinho’s Spurs revolution to really take shape.