Report: Mauricio Pochettino to remain cautious over usage of Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Winks

Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Harry Winks (C) tries to pass Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between...

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks impressed over the early part of the campaign, but has rarely featured since injury.

A smiling Mauricio Pochettino manager

According to the Daily Mail, Mauricio Pochettino will continue to be very cautious over Harry Winks’ return from injury at Tottenham Hotspur.

Winks started this season in wonderful form, and established himself as a key member of their starting line-up.

The central midfielder shone after being given a chance, and even played a starring role when Tottenham took on Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Winks impressed so much for Spurs that he forced his way into the England national team and was capped by Gareth Southgate.

Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur (not pictured) scored their sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League group H match between...

However, Winks picked up an ankle injury, and he has still not fully recovered.

The midfielder has been available for weeks, but Pochettino has overlooked him to give Winks more time to rest.

Harry Winks of Tottenham in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

Winks is set to find his game-time limited between now and the end of the season too, as Pochettino is keen not to worsen the youngster’s ankle problem.

And Winks’ place in the England squad for the World Cup is now under serious threat, with Southgate previously suggesting that no player would be selected unless they were featuring for their club side.

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