By Dominic Toner
Harry Winks completed 90 minutes for Tottenham on Tuesday night – and the club’s supporters were thrilled with his performance.
Spurs slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool in the EFL Cup fourth-round, with England striker Daniel Sturridge scoring a brace.
The striker opened the scoring in the first-half by reacting quickest in the penalty box and tapping in a deflected shot for the home side.
He then doubled his and Liverpool’s goal tally after the break and Vincent Janssen’s penalty turned out to be a consolation.
Spurs made 10 changes to their side for the cup game and gave their youngster and fringe players the chance to impress, with Liverpool also going with the same thinking and changing their entire XI.
Winks, 20, gave an encouraging performance in the midfield alongside senior figure Eric Dier.
Spurs fans were pleased with the youngster and feel he was one of the shining lights against Liverpool as they crashed out of the competition.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Thought Spurs were in for a hiding after the second goal. The youngsters showed good character, particularly Harry Winks.
— Greg Stobart (@gstobart) October 25, 2016
— tyson (@tysonpun) October 25, 2016
Janssen and winks our 2 best players tonight, rest of them average.
— Harry Marks (@HarryMarks33) October 25, 2016
— Rob (@RP_1981) October 25, 2016
— bristolgilly (@adrian_gilmore) October 25, 2016
Thought Harry Winks played really well tonight
— Hayley (@Hayleyt44) October 25, 2016
Harry Winks the big winner from Spurs' youngsters tonight, probably played Tom Carroll out of the club.
— Oliver Young-Myles (@OMyles90) October 25, 2016
Winks has done himself no harm tonight. Not so much carroll and onomah. #COYS
— steve (@leighdynamo1) October 25, 2016
Winks excellent tonight #coys
— Liam Broomfield (@Broomy5) October 25, 2016
Winks was making his eighth senior appearance for Spurs last night and is an emerging talent from the club’s academy.
The central midfielder has been integrated into Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season and made substitute appearances in both the Premier League and Champions League.
He was handed his second consecutive start in the EFL Cup and the fans seem to think he has improved his chances of more regular football.
Winks has been a big player in the club’s youth team in recent years and is now hoping to land a starting role in the first team, but will have to dislodge the likes of Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, Mousa Dembele and Dier.
In other Tottenham team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Georges-Kevin N’Koudou’s first start against Liverpool.