'Lost the ability to play football' - Tottenham fans react to 22-year-old display in 6-1 win v Rochdale
Tottenham made their Premier League experience tell on Wednesday night in their fifth-round replay of the FA Cup with a 6-1 victory against League One opponents Rochdale.
A Fernando Llorente hattrick, coupled with a brace from Son Heung-Min, and a Kyle Walker-Peters solo effort ensured Spurs of their place in the quarter-finals of the world’s oldest and most prestigious cup competition.
But the result wasn’t enough to please supporters of the Lillywhites who bemoaned the performance of Harry Winks and felt he was not up to scratch.
It was a similar story in the first tie against Keith Hill’s side, where he alongside Moussa Sissoko received harsh words of criticism from the Spurs faithful.
The player, who has come through the youth set-up at White Hart Lane, was considered one of the club’s hottest prospects for his trickery in the centre of the park and his ability to see a pass.
Winks stared against Real Madrid in the side’s 3-1 win but has not managed to recapture that kind of performance.
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There were fans who questioned whether the 22-year-old’s would make the England senior squad for the World Cup finals this summer considering his poor form.
Here is a selection of what Spurs fans have been saying on Twitter about Winks:
Harry winks has been awful !
— George CCS Randall (@grandall123456) February 28, 2018
In amongst the VAR craziness is a player called Harry Winks who's seemingly lost the ability to play football.
— Lee Barratt (@LeeGallows) February 28, 2018
— Hotspur Banter (@Hotspur_Banter) February 28, 2018
Aside from the var what has happened to Harry winks last few months. can't pass tackle doesn't look up injury or no injury carries on way he is he will be playing with him Carol he doesn't buck his ideas up
— yid (@yidoo90) February 28, 2018
Can someone tell me what happened to the player called Harry Winks I thought may get in the England WC squad…
— Scott O'Donoghue (@OD_79) February 28, 2018
Awful every1 but harry winks has been the worst of them all
— john bricknell (@Johnbricknell10) February 28, 2018
What is Harry Winks doing today?
— Rob Lawson (@TheRobLawson) February 28, 2018
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