Jamie Carragher has praise for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks

Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher is pictured prior to the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between A.S. Roma and Liverpool at Stadio Olimpico on May 2, 2018 in Rome,...

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks is set to start for England this evening.

Former Liverpool player, Jamie Carragher is pictured infront of the traveling fans prior to the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between A.S. Roma and Liverpool at Stadio...

Jamie Carragher has told Sky Sports that he believes Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks is as good as any player in the England squad in terms of technical ability.

The Tottenham midfielder is set to start for England against Spain this evening, with Jordan Henderson suspended.

And Carragher has backed Gareth Southgate’s decision to give Winks the nod in the fixture.

"In midfield, maybe Harry Winks,” Carragher said, when asked who should start for the Three Lions.

 

“He played really well for Spurs against Barcelona in the Champions League, against similar type of players.

“Again, it won't be easy, but I think in Seville on Monday night, we are going to have to do as well as we can to keep the ball against Spain. Winks is as good as anyone who can come in for Jordan Henderson in terms of technical ability.”

Winks has made just two starts for Tottenham in the Premier League this season, but appears to be getting back to his best.

Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 6, 2018 in...

The Spurs man struggled with injury after making a blistering start to last season, but he looks match sharp again now.

Winks offers England a more creative option from midfield, with Henderson’s and Eric Dier’s main strengths lying in their defensive qualities.

England drew 0-0 against Croatia in their last match, and Southgate’s side will be hoping his side pose more of a threat with Winks in the line-up later this evening.

Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur and Anthony Pilkington of Cardiff City during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 6,...

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