Tottenham eased to a victory over Ludogorets in the Europa League last night.

Harry Winks was back in the side having struggled for a look-in in recent weeks.

He looked close to his best – unaffected by his lack of games – in a dominant display in the 4-0 win.

Winks saw plenty of the ball, making more touches than any player on the pitch with 124.


Winks is a player sometimes accused of playing it safe but he also played four key passes.

That was more than any player for either side as well.

As per WhoScored, he was the star man and topped it off with an eye-catching goal from range.

Jose Mourinho told Sky Sports Winks admitted he didn’t mean to score from so far out – it was an overhit pass – but there was more to his performance on the night than that anyway.

Tottenham Hotspur v PFC Ludogorets Razgrad: Group J - UEFA Europa League
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The standard of the opposition must be taken into account but it was a very good way for Winks to offer a reminder of his quality.

It’s going to be a long season, and performances like this mean Winks won’t be far from Mourinho’s thoughts as he seeks to keep his squad fresh.

Winks told the Telegraph earlier this month that he may need to consider his Tottenham future if his playing situation doesn’t improve between now and January.

On the evidence of last night, he’s still got plenty to offer – even if he admitted he got lucky with his first European goal.

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