Winks is massively popular at Tottenham, where he has forced his way into Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up.
The Spurs midfielder is not fully appreciated by supporters of other sides though.
And when Winks spoke about comparisons with Xavi, the comments raised eye brows.
“It's nice to be compared to such players, but there is still a long way to go for me,” Winks said.
“Nevertheless, Xavi is similar in his way of playing. Like me, he is not the most physical or the biggest player. I have always watched and admired him.”
And the Tottenham man has rather been ridiculed by fans from other teams for his comments.
english elneny— Will (@willkay49) August 21, 2019
This is the exact reason he’s the most overrated player in the prem— Sean (@AFC_Sean) August 21, 2019
Someone got Xavi and lee Cattemole mixed up— Devin (@afcdevin) August 21, 2019
English Xavi, people are delusional. You are not even close. Just focus on playing football for your team and do well.— Mow (@Momaverick83) August 21, 2019
The English media hypes the most average players. Smh— Lanre the Otaku (@Forthrighted) August 21, 2019
I think even Spurs fans are embarrassed about this post. pic.twitter.com/lnBJZvQozt— davyclarke (@davyclarke) August 21, 2019
Harry Winks is 23... he's not starting for England, barely starting consistently for Spurs. Let's pump the breaks.— Sam Boylan (@sammybo224) August 21, 2019
Most overrated player in the PL— Harvey (@afcharv) August 21, 2019
Winks clearly still needs to develop his reputation outside of Tottenham, but at the north London club he is a hugely popular player.
Winks’s ability in possession makes him a crucial part of Tottenham’s midfield.
Winks has started in both of Spurs’ matches so far this season, and he has performed well to date.
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