Tottenham fans want Pochettino to start in-form youngster against Gent
By Will Butcher
Tottenham fans on Twitter want to see Harry Winks continue his fine form by starting against Gent in Thursday night’s Europa League clash.
Winks, 20, has sparkled in a Tottenham shirt recently, proving to be one of Spurs’ outstanding players in their 3-0 win over London rivals Fulham on Sunday in the FA Cup.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for his side to overturn a first-leg deficit against Belgian side Gent that saw them lose 1-0 in Europe last week.
The Argentine boss could include midfielder Winks in looking to secure a safe passage into the Europa League’s Round of 16, before facing Stoke at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Tottenham fans are desperate to see their academy product start his third game in the space of a week, as he continues to shine with his box-to-box style in the middle of the park.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Yep, WInks vs Gent for me in a middle 2,he has a greater range of passing, might be needed for that game.
— Martin DG (degoose) (@thedegoose) February 20, 2017
disagree that experience is needed. Poch gave it to Winks vs West Ham with little experience. Bigger than Gent in Europa.
— Timothy Alexander (@Timmah621) February 21, 2017
— John Coote (@coote4) February 20, 2017
winks on Thursday , Moussa against stoke
— james powell (@jamespowell363) February 21, 2017
Winks kept the middle ticking, everything we lack with Wanyama/Dembele both starting.
Winks must start on Thursday
— Matt Collins (@collo1989) February 19, 2017
Dembele loves to dribbling and get forward himself, winks plays in the attacking players. I say start winks vs Gent…
— Totallytottenham (@tottenham_total) February 20, 2017
Winks needs to start on Thursday.
— Darren Richards (@DarrenR28) February 19, 2017
so impressive winks should start imo
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) February 20, 2017
Spurs’ number 29 has been in fine form for the north London outfit since breaking into Pochettino’s first-team plans this season.
Showing a maturity, creativity and determination in midfield, Winks was handed a new contract last week which will keep him at his boyhood club until 2022.
In other Tottenham news, fans have also called on Pochettino to sign this European goal machine.