Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Winks comments on England call-up

Harry Winks #29 of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his goal in the second half as Lukasz Skorupski #28 of Roma reacts during the International Champions Cup on July 25, 2017 at Red Bull Arena...

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Winks is a full England international.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino gives instructions to Harry Winks #29 of Tottenham Hotspur during the International Champions Cup 2017 match between Paris Saint-Germain and...

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks has told The Guardian of his "shock" after being called up into the England squad last week.

Injuries to Fabian Delph and Phil Jones saw the 21-year-old Tottenham ace given a promotion into the senior side for qualifiers with Slovenia and Lithuania.

And the youngster impressed on his full England debut away to Lithuania on Sunday as a goal from Spurs team-mate Harry Kane sealed a 1-0 victory.

Apoel FC's Argentine midfielder Agustin Farias (L) is marked by Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Harry Winks during the UEFA Champions League football match between Apoel FC and...

Winks has started two of the Lilywhites' last three games - two victories over Huddersfield Town and APOEL in the Champions League - but only had one cap for Aidy Bothroyd's Under-21 side prior to his promotion.

And the talented Tottenham product admits he was shocked when Bothroyd informed him that Gareth Southgate wanted to bring him into the senior set-up.

“I got the text from the under-21s manager to come to the dressing room and I went in there and he told me I was promoted to the senior squad," he told The Guardian.

Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at White Hart Lane on November 19, 2016 in London, England.

"I was in shock. I didn’t really believe it. Then he took me up to see Gareth and luckily it all went well."

Winks will hope to keep his place this weekend when Tottenham resume club football with the visit of Bournemouth to Wembley.

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