Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo has played down suggestions Dele Alli and Harry Winks are out of favour at the club.

Alli and Winks were left out of the Spurs squad that travelled to Burnley for Wednesday’s 1-0 Carabao Cup victory.

And both players have found Premier League minutes hard to come by this season, despite Alli initially being part of Nuno’s preferred starting line-up.

But when asked about their futures in his pre-Manchester United press conference on Friday, Nuno appeared to leave the door open for the duo to work their way back into contention.

“They are our players, they are here with us,” Nuno said (via Dan Kilpatrick).

“There’s nothing to be worried about. It’s a situation that we have to work, we have to improve all the players.”

Our view? There is a good chance Nuno is just trying to keep everything harmonious.

There is obviously a chance both Alli and Winks will be allowed to leave in January, especially if they continue to be left out of the matchday squad.

Winks’ time has arguably been up for some time, while Alli – despite that run in the team at the beginning of the campaign – will also surely be considering his options.



  1. Regrettably neither are good enough to be in our first 11. They probably don’t want to be just squad players. So they need to move on. We need to get some hungry young blood in, like Harvey White

    • Maybe the manager has his own objective rightfully so. But fans like to talk about who is good enough when they lose form. Rahim Sterling hit a rough patch and all of sudden Pep has no use for him. Managers win nothing but in high demand for the next opening. Go figure.

  2. Winks should move on, not creative and cannot tackle. Dele is too young and too talented to let go, perhaps on loan or with buy back clause, we lack creative players at the moment. Don’t do another Trippier mistake


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