Jermaine Jenas praises Harry Winks

Jermaine Jenas of Spurs looks on from the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at White Hart Lane on April 9, 2011 in London, England.

Harry Winks has been playing well for Tottenham Hotspur this season.

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.

Jermaine Jenas spoke highly of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks on The Friday Football Social show on BBC Radio 5 live on Friday evening (8:43pm, November 3, 2017).

The former Tottenham midfielder praised Winks’ quality and his willingness to want the ball in tight situations.

Jenas also claimed that the 21-year-old England international is in the mould of Real Madrid duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

Modric, a former Spurs player, and Kroos are two of the best midfielders in the world and are serial winners.

Former Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United midfielder Jenas said that England are crying out for a player like Winks.

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...

“We are crying out for a player that can deal with the ball in tight situations,” said Jenas about Winks and England on BBC Radio 5 live on Friday evening (8:43pm, November 3, 2017).

“He is willing to receive the ball in any area of the pitch, as Modric does, as Kroos does, and all these top players that we have seen over the years do it. He is of that mould.”

Winks is not guaranteed a place in the Tottenham starting lineup at the moment, but the youngster has shown enough quality and potential to suggest that he could become an important player for Spurs as the season progresses.

Harry Winks of England warms up prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup  Group F Qualifier between England and Slovenia at Wembley Stadium on October 5, 2017 in London, England.

Meanwhile, Tottenham youngster TJ Eyoma has revealed the advice from Kyle Walker-Peters to him and Tashan Oakley-Boothe ahead of their (eventually successful) venture to India for the Under-17 World Cup with England.

Eyoma told Tottenham’s official website: “Tash actually spoke to Kyle before we left and he gave us some extra motivation, saying that they (England Under-20s) won it, so we had to win it! He told us to prepare well for every game and take in the whole experience.”

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