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Reasons to be cheerful - Mauricio on Winks

Posted on 7 December 2016  - 03:00

Harry Winks is quickly emerging as the breakthrough player of the season - and Mauricio Pochettino cannot speak highly enough of the popular young midfielder.

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Academy graduate Harry, still only 20, started his second match of our UEFA Champions League campaign as we came home 3-1 against CSKA Moscow at Wembley on Wednesday evening.

That was his fifth start of the season and 13th appearance in all competitions, memorably including a goal on his full Premier League debut in the recent 3-2 win against West Ham. He was voted Man of the Match by fans for his display that day.

Harry impressed again alongside Victor Wanyama as we dominated against CSKA but still had to come from a goal down before running out 3-1 winners.

“We need to say something special because of how he played and the quality he showed are reasons for us to be happy,” said Mauricio.

“He was one of the best on the pitch. He’s still very young and hasn’t too much experience in the first team but congratulations to him, it was a fantastic performance.”