Winks talks up Pochettino influence

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks has thanked manager Mauricio Pochettino for having faith in his ability this season.

The 21-year-old has been eased into first-team matters at Spurs under the watchful eye of Pochettino and the youngster has since been rewarded with his first cap for England in their 1-0 win over Lithuania.

Winks has been pleased with his recent form and feels Argentine tactician Pochettino has had a big impact on his performances so far this term.

He told The Independent: “It’s well known English players struggle to get opportunities in the Premier League which is difficult for us. Fortunately for me, he’s given me my chance and I can’t thank him enough for that.

“It’s brave for the manager to do it but we have to justify that decision and I think I can say I’ve done that.”