Harry Winks wants Tottenham to channel last season’s UCL spirit
Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks wants his side to take inspiration from last season’s Champions League run to the final, according to the Herald.
The North Londoners enjoyed a dream run in Europe’s premier competition last season. We overcame the likes of Manchester City and Ajax to reach the final for the first time in our history. Spurs had to come from behind against both the opponents and showed the willingness to fight till the very end.
Winks now wants his side to use that spirit as inspiration as they look to overturn a 1-0 deficit against RB Leipzig in the second leg next month. It is, however, familiar territory, as the team overcame a similar situation against Ajax in the semifinals last season.
A 1-0 loss at home was followed by a late turnaround in Amsterdam as Tottenham progressed to the finals courtesy of away goals after a 3-2 win in the return leg.
It will not be easy against Leipzig but Winks insists that the side still have the belief that they can turn this around. As he rightly pointed out, Spurs have overcome multiple adversities in the last few months, constantly proving people wrong.
He went on to acknowledge the extent of the difficulty they face but retained the hope that Tottenham can create an upset. Winks also declared that neither the manager nor the players believe that this tie is over.
“The manager’s come in and told us the game’s not over and we know that as well.”
Tottenham will be without Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min as they face a striker crisis.
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The return leg will be played at the Red Bull Arena in March. A Timo Werner penalty was the difference when the sides met at Tottenham Hotspur stadium earlier this week.