Gareth Bale aimed a dig at Jose Mourinho in his post-match comments following Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 win over Southampton on Wednesday night – and now Harry Winks has joined him in doing so, with a post on Instagram.
Ryan Mason earned all three points in his first match as Tottenham’s interim manager, as Spurs came from behind to beat Bale’s former side. The Welshman score the first to cancel out the opener from Danny Ings.
Son Heung-min then netted from the penalty spot on 90 minutes, after harshly having an effort ruled out for offside – with Lucas Moura deemed active as he was in the line of the ball. Bale spoke after, aiming a dig at Mourinho.
“We need to be on the front foot a bit more, we’re a big team with great players and we need to attack more and stay higher up the pitch more,” Bale said in a post-match interview, as per BBC Live’s coverage of the win.
TBR’s view – Does Winks have a future at Tottenham?
Clearly, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is the club’s first-choice defensive midfielder and rightly so. Tanguy Ndombele is solid alongside the Dane. Gio Lo Celso played slightly more attacking against Southampton, but offered little.
If he is happy to fill in as cover for Hojbjerg and play in the cup games, and even feature alongside Hojbjerg when Spurs need to be more defensive – then Spurs have to keep him. Not only is he English, but he is homegrown.
He is crucial to Tottenham meeting Premier League guidelines. But Paul Robinson suggested earlier on Thursday that he could go, and no-one could blame him if he decided to jump ship in search for better game time.