Tottenham Hotspur recorded a huge victory 3-1 against Leicester City on Sunday afternoon to stay within touching distance of pace-setters Manchester City and Liverpool.
Spurs were far from their vintage best but they showed enough bottle to record three priceless points against the travelling Foxes courtesy of goals from Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min.
Mauricio Pochettino opted to field Oliver Skipp alongside Harry Winks in midfield, and the latter continued to justify his rapidly growing reputation with an accomplished performance in the centre of the park.
It was the type of performance which Skipp should be using as a benchmark for the future, as the England international’s composure, precise vision and relentless work-rate provided a solid foundation for victory.
Recent exposure to regular first-team opportunities has enabled Winks to blossom this season and justify the hype which has surrounded his development ever since his excellent performance against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on October 17, 2017.
And his latest showing on Sunday has prompted some supporters on Twitter to compare the 23-year-old to both Steve Perryman and Luka Modric, and those compliments serve to illuminate how highly regarded he is in north London right now.
Here’s what the Tottenham fans had to say about Winks’ performance against Leicester:
You can’t help but appreciate what a fabulous passer Harry Winks is, an intelligent footballer with always looking to take us forward.
Becoming one of the first-names on our team-sheet in the heart of our midfield.
— Last Word On Spurs (@LastWordOnSpurs) February 10, 2019
I see a touch of Steve Perryman about him
— Neil Perry (@NPPhotographer) February 10, 2019
Class for us this season. Seems to improve every game.
— CaryLad (@ATottenhamFan) February 10, 2019
Now im not saying he's anywhere near the same level but Harry Winks' style of play is similar to Modric. The way he keeps the ball moving, always looking for his wide men, ability to drive with the ball from midfield. Some work on his longer passing and goal contribution needed
— Christian Wainwright (@Christian_Wain) February 11, 2019
I tell you what @HarryWinks is some player already. Absolutely grasped his chance now. Constantly improving and I love the way he’s so confident and carries the ball.
— Paul Hollingsworth (@pabmania) February 11, 2019
Thought @HarryWinks was superb again for us yesterday future Spurs skipper . But lack of atmosphere again at Wembley is not good .
— bob plane (@planey10) February 11, 2019
So pleased that Spurs are finally waking up to Harry Winks.
— Muddy. (@MuddyYid) February 11, 2019
Love winks. One of our own. He gets caught in possession in key areas too often. Really hope he keeps improving. Rolls Royce footballer with the ball at his feet.
— abid david (@abiddavid1) February 10, 2019