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Harry Winks closing in on match fitness

Harry Winks closing in on match fitness

Tottenham Hotspur will have received a timely-boost to their squad as they look to fully welcome back one of their players following the international break.

According to the club’s official website, Harry Winks is on the verge of returning to match fitness after a lengthy lay-off.

The midfielder has made three substitute appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side already this season, with his latest coming in the 2-1 defeat to Watford just prior to the international interval.

The 22-year-old looked sharp during the ten minutes he was handed, but he knows that after the six months he has had to sit on the sidelines, he knows that it will still take him some time to reach the level of performances he showed last season.

“I feel like I’m getting there now,” he told the club’s official website.

“I’ve been out for five, six months and it takes time but I feel like I’m getting back to my match sharpness.”

Winks admitted he felt happy with his performance against the Hornets but stated that he wanted to reach the levels he showed against Real Madrid during their Champions League fixtures last season.

“The 2016/17 season was the breakthrough for me and to then play in those Champions League matches last season, the likes of Real Madrid, that was the pinnacle,” he added.

“I think I performed well and that’s the level I want to get back to. I’m confident I can do that. It will take time because I’ve been out for so long but I feel I’m on the road to that, nearly there.

“I just need to get myself back to peak fitness now and as soon as the manager feels I’m ready, it will be up to me to show that I am.”

The Verdict:

Spurs will be delighted to have Winks back to full fitness and will be hoping he can return to the levels of performances he displayed last season.

The 22-year-old could possibly feel like a new signing to the side after having spent so long on the sidelines and will be looking to make another lasting impression on Pochettino and force himself back into the starting side.

The £13.5million-rated midfielder, as per Transfermarkt, could look to replace the likes of Moussa Dembele, as the Belgium international’s future continues to remain in doubt.

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