Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes that Harry Winks is developing into a much better player and has praised the key change he’s made in his game.
The Portuguese boss is convinced that the central midfielder is now much more positive in possession and his first thought it to try play forward, rather than just recycle possession for his team.
The England international has been an important player for Spurs this campaign and played 30 games across all competitions so far.
He’s started the last six consecutive games in the Premier League to highlight his importance under Mourinho and is playing with confidence.
Winks sits at the base of the midfield in a deep-lying playmaker role, where he has the vision and passing range to quickly get his side on the front foot.
Mourinho has been discussing the improvement of the 24-year-old ahead of this weekend’s home clash in the league against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
“Winks I think is improving a lot, a lot. I think he thinks much more forward than before. He is trying to compensate problems that we have [in attack] with a different perspective,” Mourinho said in his press conference, as quoted by the club’s official Youtube account.
Winks is an extremely consistent performer in the Spurs side and adding more quality going forward is a way that he can take his game to the next level.
He provides a solid platform in front of the back four with his work-rate and he covers out his defensive duties, but he’s slick on the ball too and can pick a pass.
He’s looked impressive alongside Giovani Lo Celso in the midfield, while there is also Tanguy Ndombele, Eric Dier and injured star Moussa Sissoko to come into the mix too.