Harry Winks has issued a warning to Liverpool and Man City after Tottenham “exploited” the champions over the weekend.
Winks played for an hour in the 2-2 draw with City at The Etihad and after holding their own against Pep Guardiola’s side he is confident Spurs can emerge in the title race this season.
“I think they [City and Liverpool] should worry about us,” Winks told the Evening Standard .
“We’ve shown in the last few years we can compete with the best teams in the Premier League and Europe.
“It’s important we do that on a consistent basis this season and it’s important we go to places like City and Liverpool and get results.
“The manager doesn’t allow fear in us. We don’t go into any game beaten mentally. We go into every game knowing we can win and we can outperform them.
“Our mentality going into every game is to be on the front foot, press and try to win. That’s probably why we came away with a good point.”
City saw a late Gabriel Jesus goal chalked off for handball after a VAR review as Spurs claimed a confidence-boosting point, and Winks believes Spurs’ homework paid off after Lucas Moura headed home from a corner after arriving as a second-half substitute.
Winks added: “They’re an excellent side, they’re champions and you have to respect them but like all sides they have weaknesses and I think we exploited them, especially from the corner.
“We know how good we are. We know we’re a top side but when we come to places like this it’s important to get a result.
“At times it was messy, it was difficult but that’s what you have to do, especially at City. You expect City to have a lot of possession, which they did.
“But it’s important when you come here to weather the storm when you’re under the cosh, to stay in there and I thought we did that fantastically.”