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Tottenham’s Harry Winks must start for England after Iniesta comparison

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Tottenham’s Harry Winks must start for England after Iniesta comparison

Harry Winks has played often for Tottenham during recent weeks and his performances have earned an England recall. He is in the squad to face Croatia and Spain over the coming days.

His Tottenham team-mate Danny Rose has been speaking about Winks to the press. The Evening Standard report the following quote:

“The gaffer [Mauricio Pochettino] has said how highly he thinks of Harry. He’s called him ‘the Little Iniesta’ — and that speaks volumes.”

That is high praise from Pochettino and underlines the reputation that Winks has at Tottenham. He has featured in six of the club’s Premier League matches this season. It hasn’t a perfect start, but there have been flashes of his ability against some very good teams.

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks in action during the UEFA Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium, London on Wednesday 3rd October 2018. (Photo by Jon Bromley/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Winks looks to get on the ball and dictate the tempo from central areas. He enables a team to be more dynamic in possession as he is frequently looking to make a forward pass.

England had a great World Cup, but they lacked a midfielder that could provide a creative spark in deeper areas. Winks could be the missing piece of the jigsaw for Gareth Southgate.

The 22-year-old deserves a chance to secure a regular starting position during this international break.

Jake is a journalist based in the South East. He is a Newcastle United fan and has a keen interest in Dutch football. Jake can be found on Twitter here - @jakejackmann.

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