Tottenham Hotspur talent Harry Winks insists he is not yet an inspiration to other young Spurs players

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Winks during training

The talented young midfielder has recently emerged as a first-team regular.

Tottenham Hotspur’s latest talent Harry Winks has made light of claims that he is an inspiration to the younger players at the club to the Hertfordshire Mercury, after cementing his place as a regular first-team member in recent weeks.

Winks had an excellent pre-season which saw him in and around the first-team at Spurs for the new campaign.

Tottenham's Harry Winks celebrates scoring their first goal with Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham's Harry Winks celebrates scoring their first goal with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

He put in an excellent performance against West Ham United recently, scoring his first goal for the club in a 3-2 win at White Hart Lane.

But despite his form, he told the Mercury he did not yet see himself as an inspiration to the other young players at the club:

"I wouldn't say I'm an inspiration yet, it's still early doors for me. Obviously it gives hope to all young players that are coming through at Spurs that there are opportunities there once you're drafted in and proven yourself, so to speak.

"I wouldn't say I'm really an inspiration, I'd just say I'm someone who's learning the game and getting opportunities and I'm really thankful for getting those chances."

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Winks during trainingTottenham Hotspur's Harry Winks during training

Spurs have a very talented youth-team and the likes of Cameron Carter-Vickers, Marcus Edwards and Shayon Harrison are all looking to cement their place as regular members of the first-team in the months and years to come.

Winks, despite his current form, clearly does not feel as though he is at that stage in his Tottenham career yet.

In time, he will no doubt hope to have made it to that level. Until then he will hope to continue thriving in the Tottenham Hotspur first-team.

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