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As a Tottenham fan it pains me to say this, but it’s time for Spurs fans to reign in their expectations for Harry Winks. The talented young midfielder is much more likely to follow Ryan Mason’s career arc at Spurs than to follow the ascendancy of Dele Alli or Harry Kane.
In fairness to Winks, I’m fairly certain that he’ll develop into a solid Premier League regular. That would probably put him a slot or two higher in England’s pecking order than Mason. Even so, it’s unlikely that he’s going to ever earn a regular starting spot under Mauricio Pochettino.
The simple truth is that he doesn’t do anything well enough to become a real standout. Some might argue that his ability to keep the ball moving in the midfield qualifies as an above average skill, but I would disagree. He’s an adequate passer of the ball with a bright football mind, but we’re not talking about Christian Eriksen level passing here.