Report: Harry Winks delighted to score goal which could push him closer to Spurs first team

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Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Winks scored in an Under-21 match against West Ham United this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur prospect Harry Winks has spoken to the club's official site about his happiness after netting against West Ham United in a development squad fixture this weekend.

Winks scored Tottenham's Under-21 side's second goal in their 3-1 victory over the Hammers on Friday evening and he says it was an overdue strike. 

“It’s about time I scored to be honest, so I was happy to get myself a goal," he said. "The 'keeper got a dodgy back-pass and I just thought I’d gamble on it, thinking hopefully it would come towards me. Luckily enough it did fall to me and I was delighted to score."

It was a notable action, which should push Winks even closer to the first-team fold at White Hart Lane.

The central midfielder has been identified as a player who could perform a key function for the Lilywhites in the future and he made his debut for the senior side against Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League earlier in the campaign.

With Pochettino promising that he will put his faith in the club's academy-products, Winks is one of a number of Spurs prospects who are threatening to break through, with their Under-21 side currently sitting proudly at the top of the table. 

Harry Kane, Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb have already stepped out of the youth team set-up to become first-team regulars under Pochettino, and Winks will be hoping to continue catching the eye to emulate some of his former teammates' achievements. 

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