Harry Winks

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks’ long-term future is under increasing uncertainty after he was left out of the squad for Wednesday’s trip to Burnley.

The Spurs academy graduate has not made the trip north for the Carabao Cup clash at Turf Moor to place further doubt on his position within Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans.

Winks was a glaring omission from the match-day squad for Sunday’s loss at West Ham, the England midfielder not even making the bench.

But his omission from the party to face Sean Dyche’s side raises major questions over the academy graduate’s future at the club he supporters as a boy.

Winks started in last week’s European Conference League clash against Vitesse Arnhem and spoke about his lack of action under Nuno so far.

‘No. No, I can’t [understand it]. But listen, the circumstances are that I’m in this situation. Of course [my confidence is low],’ explained Winks.

‘When players are not playing well and you only have yourself to blame, it’s difficult. I want to be at my best, firing and playing really well. It comes with games. But ultimately it comes with me performing on the pitch when I get the opportunity.

‘If I’m not doing that, then I only have myself to blame. I’m man enough to admit that I need to improve in certain areas. On the contrary, I need to play games and the only way to [improve] is getting minutes and getting that sharpness back.’

His non-selection for Tottenham’s two games since the defeat in Holland last Thursday may be a reaction from Nuno to Winks’ comments.

Nevertheless, Winks’ peripheral role at Tottenham is set to lead to a potential exit from the club he came through the ranks to captain.

Sportsmail exclusively revealed last night that Dele Alli had also failed to make the squad.


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