Why Harry Winks is such a source of pride for Mauricio Pochettino

Harry Winks, Harry Kane

Harry Winks catches you unaware. A generic young player who looks like every other to have graduated to a Premier League pitch, but whose boldness seizes your attention; Winks shimmers in a way which you don't quite expect. 

Another one of his expressive performances lay at the heart of Tottenham's 4-0 win in the recent FA Cup tie at Fulham. The charm of his passing was irresistible, particularly the shallow diagonal he hit in the build-up to Harry Kane's second goal. It was striking but familiar: he has played like that from his first minutes, with a determination to influence matches rather than to just take part in them. 

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.