Harry Winks, the Englishman who came through Tottenham’s academy, broke into first team at White Hart Lane back in 2014 making his debut against Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League – believes last campaign was the best of his career and insists he has now “become an important player” for the North-Londoners.
The 23-year-old made forty-one appearances for Tottenham last season (all competitions) as Tottenham made an impressive run to Champions League finals only to lose against League rivals Liverpool.
“I had a relatively injury-free season last year until the end,” Winks speaking to Spurs’ official website.
“I played a lot of matches, started a lot of matches and it was incredible, probably my best season so far at the club.”
Last season was more than Champions League finals for Tottenham as they finally completed their move to new stadium, and the opening match here against Crystal Palace also marked Winks’ 100th appearance for Spurs, but he was soon forced to watch the rest of the season from sidelines owing to groin injury.
Though, initially expected to be ruled out for the season, ,Winks made rather a quicker return to full fitness and was lining up in the tunnel for probably thee biggest match in clubs history in Wanda Metropolitano.
Despite losing out 2-0 to Liverpool, the England international feels he has become a integral part in the TOttenham squad.
“I feel I’ve become an important player now and I couldn’t ask for more,” he added.
“If you’d asked me three or four years ago if I wanted to be in this position now I would have snapped your hand off, but the most important thing now is not to get carried away, to work as hard as I can and try to stay in there and maintain that position because there are so many top players here.