Winks fires Cup warning

FA Cup

Harry Winks says there can be no complacency and the FA Cup is very important as Tottenham look to end their trophy drought.

Spurs host League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon today, knowing the tournament represents their most realistic chance of winning silverware for the first time since 2008.

With Manchester City out of sight at the top of the Premier League and a fearsome Juventus to face in the Champions League next month, Tottenham can ill-afford any complacency this weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino has overseen a remarkable period of progress since taking charge in 2014 but the team’s improvement is yet to be converted into trophy success.

“For me it’s very important,” Winks said. “As a young English player growing up watching the FA Cup, it’s a magical trophy and it’s something everyone wants to win in their career.

“The FA Cup is something we take very seriously and we did last year as well. The thing is with the cup, you can never be too sure.

“The magic of the cup has been proven so many times and anything can happen, so as long as we approach the game in the right manner, and approach the game to win, we should hopefully have no trouble.”