Graham Roberts insists that Harry Winks has simply downed tools at Tottenham Hotspur.
The £50,000-a-week midfielder endured a torturous evening last week as Spurs lost 1-0 to Pacos de Ferreira in a Europa Conference League qualifier.
Winks was one of the senior players in an inexperienced starting XI for Spurs but he conceded possession in the build-up to the winner, and failed to inspire a comeback.
Winks was left on the bench in the win over Manchester City on the opening weekend and played a single minute in the 1-0 victory over Wolves at Molineux, as he came on as a late substitute.
Roberts believes that he is keen to leave the club, with various sides reported to hold an interest in signing him, including Everton, although he fears he may well decide to see out his lengthy contract at the club, which is due to expire in 2024.
Speaking exclusively to Football Fancast, he said: “He looks like he’s downed tools, he wants to get away, and then he comes out and says he doesn’t want to leave. He’s going to see his contract out.
“Well, that’s what Danny Rose said so just get on and play the best you can and you might get back in the team.”