Frustrated, Harry Winks admits that ‘it is difficult when there are matches here and there’, but the Tottenham midfielder insists that he is NOT thinking of leaving the club in the January window.
- Harry Winks has admitted that he wants to play many more games for Tottenham.
- The midfielder has only played 61 minutes in the Premier League this season
- “ I love Tottenham, I have always made it clear, but I want to play football, ” he said.
- But he insists that he does not want to leave in January and vowed to fight for the square.
Harry Winks has emphasized his desire to play more regularly after seeing his chances at Tottenham limited, but says the January transfer window is not in his thoughts.
The midfielder has endured 18 frustrating months at the club of his childhood, as former boss José Mourinho and now Nuno Espirito Santo have limited his playing time.
Winks, who was on Gareth Southgate’s plans in England just over a year ago, played in Spurs’ Europa Conference League loss to Vitesse Arnhem on Thursday, but has only had 61 minutes of Premier League action. this season.
Harry Winks has underlined his desire to play more regular football for Tottenham
“ The only way to play your best soccer and gain momentum is to play regularly, ” he said.
The 25-year-old decided in the summer to stay and fight for his place but, despite his passion for the club, he says he needs minutes.
“Listen, I love Tottenham, I’ve always made it clear, but I want to play football,” he said. And I want to play soccer regularly.
“The only way to play your best soccer and gain momentum is to play regularly. Listen, I’m giving it my all for the club, of course I am.
“ They supported me, I relied on them, and I want to play for Tottenham. But it’s tough when you get matches here and there, confidence is low, and you don’t get that streak of games. It’s hard.
Listen, I’m not thinking that far (until January). I have many games left to try to fight for the club. It is important that we all maintain the same mentality, the same thought process and we see.
Spurs coach Nuno Espirito Santo has only given Winks 61 minutes of Premier League action
“There is a long way to go, there are still two months left and it’s about working hard, working as hard as I can and not regretting it.”
Winks will talk to Chief Nuno about his plight at some point, but he wants to pick the right time.
“It has to be the right time for me,” he said. “The coach has a lot of games to think about. They come strong and fast and I don’t want to get in the way of preparation and get in the way of the other players on the team.
“When the time is right, I will have a conversation, but right now it is important that the team and the coach focus on the next game and not get distracted from me.”
Winks was part of the Spurs team that lost 1-0 to Vitesse when Nuno made 11 changes from the side that beat Newcastle last weekend.
It was his first outing since a European draw with NS Mura on September 30 and he says lack of action is a contributing factor to his poor form.
Winks has started all four times in the UEFA Conference League but wants to play more games
“When the players are not playing well and you can only blame yourself, it is difficult,” he said. “I want to be at my best, shooting and playing really well. It comes with games.
But, ultimately, it will accompany me acting in the field when I have the opportunity. If I’m not doing that, then I’m just to blame.
‘I am man enough to admit that I need to improve in certain areas. On the contrary, I need to play and the only way to do it is to get minutes and get that sharpness back. ”
“ I’m man enough to admit that I need to improve in certain areas, ” Winks said of his decline in form.
With his playing time limited to cup competitions, Winks can’t help but feel like he’s a second-rate player.
‘It’s hard. We are meant to be a team, ” he said. ‘It is meant to be competition. It is meant to be competitive. Everybody should fight for the weekend games and it’s tough.
“The motivation should be for everyone to fight for the same cause and for the same thing. It’s hard. But when we go out on that field and we’re not playing on it [first] team, we have to fix that, make a point and show the coach that we should be playing on the team.
And when we lose the way we did, we don’t do that. It is up to us, but there are many factors behind that. ‘