One Tottenham player due to get an extra shout from India Spurs members at the Lane or attending one of our screenings when he appears in future with be our talented midfielder Harry Winks after he agreed to take a question and answer session with our members. We are publishing that tomorrow but before that we meet the man himself here is a brief introduction to our promising young star.
Updated May 2018
Harry made his first team debut as a sub V FK Partizan in November 2014 at White Hart Lane in the Europa League game which we won 1-0. A Spurs fan born in Hemel Hempstead, 2nd Feb 1996, That makes him twenty next birthday. Harry joined the club’s Academy in July 2012. That first season he played thirteen games for the Under18’s as well as appearing in the FA Youth Cup and the Next Generation competitions.
The following season, 2013/14, he appeared on the bench in several Premier League and European games. As well as playing five games for the Under 21’s, scoring once. He also made fourteen appearances for the Under 18’s, scoring four times and appeared again in the FA Youth Cup. Last season he scored twice in eighteen games at Under21 level. He then joined the touring party to Asia last summer where he appeared in both games. He also featured in the MLS game in Colorado.
Last week he was on duty with England Under 20’s in Germany for the Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup. Harry was a second half substitute in the victory over Holland. He then started the second game alongside our own Nathan Oduwa in the win over Turkey. The third game on Tuesday was against the host nation which the home side won by the only goal, Harry appearing from the bench in the 65th minute.
He has previously won international recognition with six caps at Under 17 level, Under 18’s (twice) and Under 19’s (seven times).
His first goal for his country came in April 2014 for the Under 18’s as England beat Germany 2-1 when he came off the bench to score the winner.
Harry signed professional forms in July 2014 and a new contract a year later which keeps him at the club to 2018, with a years option. Harry is clearly highly thought of at the club and regular spectators at his games speak warmly about him. A very promising player who has been tipped to have a big future. I know India Spurs members will be watching carefully. Don’t miss the Q/A with him tomorrow.
This can be found @ http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/talking-tottenham-with-harry-winks
You can also follow Harry’s progress on his twitter account @harrywinks_
Update May 2018
Injury blighted the season just ended but Harry still won praise for his performances, especially for Spurs away to Real Madrid and when he won his first England cap away to Lithuania.
He has now played a total of 61 games for Spurs with 1 goal.
Our continued best wishes and a speedy recovery to one of our own.
Don’t miss our other Talking Tottenham specials with Marina Sirtis
Link - http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/talking-tottenham-with-marina-sirtis
And Daniel Wynne link - http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/talking-tottenham-with-daniel-wynne
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