Mauricio Pochettino raves about 'excellent' Tottenham star Harry Winks

Mauricio Pochettino head coach of Tottenham Hotspur gives instructions to Harry Winks (L) of Tottenham Hotspur during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC...

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder impressed against PSV Eindhoven last night.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino spoke to reporters after his side's Champions League win over PSV Eindhoven last night, and raved about the quality of Harry Winks, labelling the midfielder's performance as 'excellent', as quoted by Football.London.

Spurs went behind early against the Dutch outfit, but came back to win 2-1, keeping their dreams alive of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the competition in the process.

 

With Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele out injured, Poch had somewhat of a central midfield injury crisis on his hands, and Winks slotted into the deep-lying midfield role.

Pochettino spoke to reporters after Tottenham's last gasp-win, and took time to praise the 22-year-old, sharing how much of a challenge it was for him to play in a slightly different role to what he is used to, as quoted by Football.London:

Mauricio Pochettino manager

"I think was very good, I'm so happy with him. He is playing a lot, played the last three games 90 minutes. The only way to grow is playing games, making mistakes and live the experience. I am so happy with him, today was to play alone like a holding midfielder with Christian and Dele Alli next to him. I think it was a massive challenge and I think his performance was very, very good. It was excellent."

Next up for Tottenham is a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday evening, and Winks will be hoping for another chance to impress in the deep-lying midfield role.

Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scored their sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Borussia Dortmund and...

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