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'It's the first time I've heard my name sung like that, it was a special moment' - Harry Winks

Posted on 21 March 2017  - 16:30

Just in case he’d wondered, Harry Winks was left in little doubt as to the impact he’s made in his breakthrough season as he helped us manage the final part of Sunday’s win against Southampton.

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Off the bench for Heung-Min Son on 75 minutes, ‘Winksy’ put in a typically energetic, aggressive display in the engine room, looking to drive forward at every opportunity as we looked after our 2-1 lead.

Indeed, it was after one of those battles for possession that the young midfielder took umbrage to a foul that earned Sofiane Boufal a yellow card, and 30,000 Spurs fans reacted to that passion with a chorus of ‘he’s one of our own…' echoing around the stadium.

“It was a special moment for me, it was the first time I’ve heard the whole stadium sing my name like that and it really meant a lot,” said the Academy graduate who now has 30 appearances under his belt in all competitions this season.

“The fans know that every time I come on, I just want to help the team in any way possible and I’ll give everything.

“On this occasion, it was to see the game out, to help us keep hold of the three points and everything I did out there was geared towards that. It was tough, Southampton are a good side, they are strong, resilient and a threat so it was a good win for us and great to keep the run going.”

Harry has now hooked up with England Under-21s for away friendlies against Germany on Friday and Denmark on Monday.