Latest Spurs news: Mauricio Pochettino considers starting Harry Winks against Liverpool
Tottenham face the Reds in the Champions League final on Saturday, and Winks has made a recovery from groin surgery which curtailed his season.
The midfielder 23-year-old is brilliant for Spurs when fit but the Englishman has had his injury problems this season.
The report adds that Pochettino will take a decision on Harry Kane’s role in the team.
The English striker recovered from ankle ligament damage and has travelled with the side. It is to be seen if he starts against the Reds or finds himself on the bench at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Fans back Winks to start against Reds
The 23-year-old Winks has only started 17 Premier League games for us this season with a further seven more in the Champions League.
Giving him a place in the XI is a bit of a risk given his rustiness, but Winks could be the right decision as we look to keep Liverpool’s midfield in check.
The 23-year-old could partner Moussa Sissoko in the midfield, and it will be interesting to see how things go for us in the final on Saturday.
Many Tottenham fans backed Poch’s decision to possibly start with Winks, and here are some of their reactions from Twitter.
Winks has to start for us to absorb the high pressure pressing liverpool will apply. No choice really. Eriksen and Alli don’t have the discipline to play at the bottom of the diamond and sissoko doesn’t have the technical ability. Kane should start because we can’t die wondering
— 2ndeleven (@2ndeleven) May 31, 2019
Wow!!! Wow!!! and trice Wow!!!😃
— David Lynch (@davidlynch333) May 30, 2019
— Sudarmo hotspurs (@sudarmo237) May 31, 2019
Hearing that winks starts with Sissoko so a big gun will be on bench….think it’s right move contain pool then hit them on break second half and bring on Kane playing too open is not the answer
— enzo bertolone (@enzo_bertolone) May 31, 2019
Personally I think Poch needs to start Winks tomorrow. I know he hasn’t played at all lately but he’s our only central midfielder who can actually pass a ball. Let him break up Liverpool’s attacks with sensible decisions #COYS
— Josh Warden (@ThexWarden) May 31, 2019
He has to play if fit . Baller
— Stuart King (@spk_78) May 31, 2019
Key as long as he is fit… it he’s off the pace we may get exploited.
— Martyn (@MartynTrunca) May 31, 2019
So so important Player 😊
— Teddan (@TedTorndal) May 31, 2019