By Richard Parks
Harry Winks has ‘liked’ a tweet from a Tottenham fan questioning why he has been axed from the team for their Champions League clash against Juventus on Tuesday night.
Midfielder Winks was part of the travelling party that arrived in Turin on Monday evening and trained with the squad immediately after touching down in Italy.
But the Spurs academy product has been omitted by manager Mauricio Pochettino from the matchday 18 for the last-16 first leg match at the Allianz Stadium.
Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele start in central midfield, with Victor Wanyama and Moussa Sissoko getting the nod to make the bench ahead of Winks.
This prompted Tottenham fan Rhys Devereux ask on his personal Twitter account why the England international had been overlooked for the match, leading to Wink’s emotional reaction.
Winks has recently been sidelined with an ankle injury but he made his comeback following a month-long absence in Tottenham’s FA Cup fourth round replay win against Newport County last Wednesday.
Like Toby Alderweireld, the 22-year-old is a high profile omission as Pochettino is able to select from a full-strength squad.
Spurs have made two changes from the side that beat Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday, with Erik Lamela and Serge Aurier replacing Son Heung-Min and Kieran Tripper in the starting XI.
Winks has made 23 appearances for Tottenham this season in which he has impressed to such a degree that he has won his first England caps.
In other Tottenham news, Daniel Levy has jetted off on a transatlantic mission to seal a sensational £20million-a-year Spurs deal.