Mauricio Pochettino compares Tottenham midfielder to Xavi and Iniesta
Mauricio Pochettino has likened the potential impact Harry Winks could make at Tottenham and England to that of Barcelona and Spain legends Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
Winks has recently returned from a “chronic” ankle injury that Pochettino says still causes him pain when playing.
The midfielder first injured his ankle towards the end of the 2016/17 season. Upon his return, Winks impressed in Champions League games against Real Madrid, but was soon on the treatment table again.
Specialists and surgery followed and Winks is now in the the final stages of his recovery.
And Pochettino, who used to manage Barcelona’s local rivals, Espanyol, has tipped Winks to replicate the influence of Iniesta and Xavi for club and country.
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