Loads of Tottenham fans have been reacting to their defeat to Barcelona, and they’re taking a lot of promise from the performance of Harry Winks.
Winks’ performance vs Real Madrid last season will stand out long in the memory of every Tottenham supporter, but the young Englishman didn’t have quite the same display against Barcelona on Wednesday.
The Catalan giants took the lead almost immediately after a mistake from Hugo Lloris, and Ivan Rakitic doubled the lead before half-time with an incredible volley.
Lionel Messi’s second-half brace ensured goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela were only consolations, but the improved display of Winks in the second half has got fans talking.
The 22-year-old was completely overrun in the first half, but steadily grew into the game after the interval.
Playing against the likes of Sergio Busquets will only make him stronger, and fans are loving his second-half display, which included one particularly fantastic tackle to stop a rampaging Messi.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
I love that tackle ?????? He’s got spurs running through his veins. #COYS
— Tom Regan (@TomRegan29) October 3, 2018
Took courage to come back and play like that after a shaky start in the first half by his standards. Big future at Spurs if we can keep him fit.
— 75 Retro (@75Retro) October 3, 2018
winks really grew into the game.. good to see
— kev green (@kev_g1) October 3, 2018
Grew into the 2nd half cos the first half he was the worst I’ve seen unfortunately, love the boy
— J (@Jboy010203) October 3, 2018
Thought Winks was pretty good today. Not back to his best by any means but great to have him get 90 minutes. I’ll bite my tongue about some of the others because they haven’t played together much this season.
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) October 3, 2018
Great committment and determination. Something i feel we have been missing for unknown reasons so far this season.
— Marc Howard (@howard1m) October 4, 2018
Think he was so tentative in the first half, I wondered if he was still worried about his injuries, but in the period including that tackle and use of the ball I thought he looked back to the player we all thought he would be, hopefully a big step for him
— Robert Michael Davis (@RobertM51726029) October 4, 2018
Difficult first half but he was great in the second.
— Kieran Knight (@TheSpursBrain) October 3, 2018
Kind of makes it more impressive that he could reach that level later in the game, given how little football he’s played in the past twelve months.
— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) October 3, 2018