Harry Winks was a surprise inclusion in Tottenham Hotspur’s starting XI for Tuesday night’s Champions League clash against APOEL in Cyprus.
Due to a number of absentees, including Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Dele Alli, manager Mauricio Pochettino was forced to tinker with his team.
Winks was handed just his second start of the season as he lined the centre of midfield alongside Eric Dier.
The 21-year-old caught the eye last season when he was thrust into the first team and ended up making 21 Premier League appearances, three of which were starts.
Winks also scored one goal and an assist in the 2016-17 campaign, and it seems that the youngster could make an impact this season judging from his performance in Cyprus.
The overwhelming feeling among the supporters on Twitter was that their homegrown player looked at home in Pochettino’s team.
Harry Kane may have stolen the limelight with a hat-trick – his sixth in 2017 – but another Harry certainly impressed the Spurs following.
Harry Winks is going to be top class .. so much composure #coys
— Chris Jones (@chrisjones74) September 26, 2017
— ⚽️🏀🏈 (@NPorter8) September 26, 2017
— el wehbi (@ibleedhotspur) September 26, 2017
Really hope Winks gets awarded with more minutes, he was so good. He's our second best midfielder right now. #COYS
— Xenophilius (@PieterTroffaes) September 26, 2017
— David McGuire (@McGuireDavid) September 26, 2017
— The 8th King of Rome (@KingofRomeVIII) September 26, 2017
— Martin Benjamin (@TinmartBenji) September 26, 2017
Harry Winks could be the key for us at Wembley, such a good player with so much potential #COYS
— Cameron Cruickshank (@CJCruickshank96) September 26, 2017