Paul Robinson has claimed “it will not have been easy” for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks over the international break. 

The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 25-year-old faces a “huge” weekend in his Spurs career after he was dropped from the squad that won at Aston Villa last time out.

Winks has fallen out of favour in north London this season and has started just one of Jose Mourinho’s side’s last 12 Premier League fixtures.

Football Insider revealed in January the England international was considering an exit from the club due to a lack of game time.

Robinson, who is a big admirer of Winks, believes he needs to consider his options at the end of the season.

“He missed out at Villa and we will learn a lot from Mourinho’s team selection this weekend,” he told Football Insider.

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“I really rate Harry Winks, I think he is an amazing player but he is obviously not hit the heights that the manager wants from him.

“I think he will be involved this week though as he has had a couple of weeks off now because of the international break.

I know the break is not something which he will have enjoyed because he has international aspirations. I know it will not have been easy for him.

“It is something he will need to look into at the end of the season but for him to get some game time at the end of this break would be a huge boost for him.”  

In other news, Robinson hails Levy as Tottenham close in on a ‘sensational’ signing after a big update.