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Harry Winks

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by elltrev, 27 Jul 2016.

  1. Benny_Lad

    Benny_Lad Tony Parks

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    One of the things with Winks is, he could perform at exactly the same level as De Jong for a whole season, but it might still not be understood or appreciated by many. Lots of people still like to see goals and assists in a CM, or an out and out DCM. Winks is nether of these.

    De jong, Pirlo and modric are all excellent at controlling football matches and connecting the defence to the attacking players. Winks can absolutely be a top level performer in that regard.
     
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    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Could not agree more, IF he can stay fit he is going to be a massive player for us and England going forward.
     
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    P.D. Milija Aleksic

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    Problem is staying fit, 3 seasons in a row he's picked up an injury that's kept him out for a while.
     
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    alekaras Jonathan Woodgate

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    "Harry, we got a brickload of guys who can put the ball in the net. We ain't got no midfield though."
     
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    Bullet Christian Ziege

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    So...
    Steve Holland
    Gary Neville
    Roy Hodgson
    All feel the same way; Winks is key.

    Someone on here said to listen to the Gary Neville podcast. Once you get past his 'friendship' with Martin Tyler... Neville's main point is that none of Xavi / Iniesta / someone I can't remember... was a DM, they were just good players. He says Scholes/Carrick was a great midfield and Carrick was not a standard "tough tackling hard running" DM, he was a classy player that could take it on the turn. He says for the England team, he and Hodgson tried to play Wheelchair at the base of the diamond with 2 "dogs" either side to do the running... much like Milan used to have Pirlo at the base, flanked by 2 dogs Gattuso and someone I forget. Only Wheelchair and Lallana had that technique to take the ball on the turn. Interesting to invert the standard thinking of "play the DM deepest" and say you want a skilled player at the base of the diamond, flanked by 2 dogs.
     

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