Harry Winks emerged as a contender for a regular spot in the England team with his performance against Spain on Monday night.
The Tottenham ace played in a midfield three alongside Ross Barkley and his club teammate Eric Dier in Seville, and he didn’t look out of place.
However, Winks hasn’t ruled out returning to the England Under-21s set-up following their qualification for next summer’s European Championship.
“No, of course not,” Winks said (via Football365) when asked if he would rule himself out of the Under-21 tournament.
“The more games I play the better for me really, I have missed a lot of football with my ankle and I’ve had a lot of problems with it.
“Still to this day I have got to manage it at times but playing for your country is an honour, regardless of the level, Under-21s, 19s, 18s, 17s – every level is an absolute honour for me, but especially the seniors.”
That means the 22-year-old could be set for a ridiculously busy couple of years.
With Mousa Dembele having entered the final 12 months of his contract with Spurs, Winks will now begin playing the majority of games in midfield for his club – especially if Dembele is sold in January.
He could then go to the Under-21 European Championships with England before returning to Tottenham for the 2019/20 season.
And the following summer, if he keeps up his form, Winks will be playing for England at senior level at Euro 2020.
Depending on his level of performance, the midfielder may now be deprived of a break for a long time.
Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing for Spurs remains to be seen. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.