Harry Winks lifts lid on talk of Tottenham dressing-room unrest

Date published: Thursday 29th August 2019 9:36

Harry Winks has commented on talk of potential dressing-room unrest at Tottenham after a disappointing start to the new season.

Winks has been part of a Spurs team who have not set the Premier League alight in the opening three games, the last of which seeing them lose 1-0 at home to Newcastle.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino has continually spoken about how the European transfer window is unsettling his squad, with the futures of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama still unclear.

But Winks insists that uncertainty has not filtered into the dressing room.

“Not really, no one has really taken notice of that, our focus is just on every game we have and every training session we have,” he said. “We don’t think about that.”

Asked if Eriksen, who has been at the centre of the speculation, remains committed to the club, Winks added: “Yeah, of course. Every player is 100 per cent committed to the club, every player wants to do well and do big things at Tottenham and that will never change.”

Pochettino will hope his side remain unaffected when they visit Arsenal on Sunday for the north London derby.

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And Winks reckons winning at the Emirates Stadium, for the first time in the league since 2010, would send out a big statement.

“They are massive (games). When you play these big teams in the league it is important to make a statement by winning and put your marker down,” he said.

“Arsenal is going to be a big test. We had Manchester City last week and we came away with a positive result (2-2 draw on August 17) so hopefully we can do the same next week.”

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