Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks believes he is close to being fully fit again after a nightmare 10 months with continuing injury problems according to an article in The Evening Standard.
The 22-year-old burst onto the Premier League stage in 2017 with a series of excellent performances for the Londoners, which culminated in him being called for the full England squad, where he made his debut last October.
He was named man-of-the-match in that game and then went on to play a starring role for Spurs when they demolished Real Madrid 3-1 in a Champions League group game at Wembley later in the same month.
Winks then suffered an ankle injury against Crystal Palace in November, but despite repeated attempts to get back on the pitch, which included a visit to a specialist medical centre in Qatar, he finally succumbed to the reality of surgery in May.
The playmaker has been back in action for Tottenham this season, with brief cameo roles in their last three matches and hopes this marks the end of his injury troubles.
”I’ve been out for five, six months and it takes time but I feel like I’m getting back to my match sharpness,” Winks commented to the Evening Standard.
”To play in those Champions League matches last season, the likes of Real Madrid, that was the pinnacle.
”I think I performed well and that’s the level I want to get back to. I’m confident I can do that. It will take time because I’ve been out for so long but I feel I’m on the road to that, nearly there.
”I just need to get myself back to peak fitness now and as soon as the manager feels I’m ready, it will be up to me to show that I am.”
Winks will hope to see some action in Spurs’ next game which sees them host top-of-the-table Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on Saturday in a huge lunchtime clash.