Consistency is key for Tottenham says midfielder Harry Winks
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Consistency is key for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks, who switched his attention to 2020/21 as soon as the curtain came down on 2019/20.
The 24-year-old started Spurs final six games on the return of football after lockdown and impressed as we put together an unbeaten run - four wins, two draws - in the final 20 days of an extraordinary season to climb up to sixth and qualify again for Europe.
The academy graduate matched his most starts in a Premier League season (26, from 2018/19) and most appearances in all competitions in a season (41, also from 2018/19) while his performances last term earned a place back in the England squad.
Indeed, he started and scored in the Three Lions’ last fixture, a 4-0 win in Kosovo last November.
But it was Spurs and team performances, not his own, on his mind on the conclusion of 2019/20.
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“We need to have a better season, in our opinion, it’s been a bit up and down, a bit inconsistent,” Winks told the club website.
“We started to find a bit of rhythm in the last few weeks and started to get a good run of results, so let’s hope we can take that into next season and get a bit of consistency, build up a bit of confidence and finish where we deserve to finish and where we believe we should be finishing, and that’s in the top four.”
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The midfielder will have to battle for a place in the starting line-up again next season with options in midfield for head coach Jose Mourinho to pick from.
Spurs are also closing in on the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton that will give them even more options.
They have agreed a deal of £15 million plus bonuses to sign the Denmark midfielder from the Saints while young full-back Kyle Walker-Peters is set to join Southampton for a fee around £12m.