Tottenham have had something of a patchy season, and that’s largely been down to inconsistencies within their squad.
You’ve got a player like Harry Kane, a man who genuinely could stake a claim at being the best striker in the world at the moment, who is ripping it up in almost every game he appears in.
Then you’ve got a player like Dele Alli, a former PFA Young Player of the Year winner who is struggling to make the pitch or make much of an impact these days.
It has to be said, Alli has looked better in recent weeks, he’s gotten more gametime, and he’s influencing proceedings when he’s on the pitch.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for another Spurs player who was once considered a top prospect.
Indeed, Harry Winks looks to have taken a massive step backwards this season, and that should be a cause for concern at Tottenham.
The midfielder has played just 639 minutes of Premier League football this term, and he’s not really done much to impress during that time, picking up more yellow cards than he’s had shots.
Winks burst onto the scene at Tottenham, becoming a fully-fledged England international at the age of just 21, but after a poor season so far, it would be a massive shock if he’s named in Gareth Southgate’s next squad, and it has to be said he doesn’t look like he’ll ever truly be Tottenham’s first-choice in the midfield.
He’s no spring chicken anymore. He’s 25 years old and should be entering his prime, but with Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg above him in the midfield pecking order at Tottenham, there’s reason for him to be worried, especially when you consider Oliver Skipp will be back this summer after making waves at Norwich.
A lot has been made of Alli’s supposed regression this term, but it’s the halted development of Winks that should have alarm bells ringing at Tottenham.