Antonio Conte singled out Harry Winks, who he said has “impressed him in training” with his desire and hard work, following the 2-2 draw against Liverpool.
Winks made just his third Premier League start of the campaign, two of which have come under the Italian, against Jurgen Klopp’s side.
According to EPL Statman, the midfielder made more interceptions (4) and more blocks (3) as Conte’s team battled back from 2-1 down to extend their unbeaten Premier League start under the Italian.
But it wasn’t just Winks’ defensive work that stood out, he completed 48 passes, giving him a success rate of 79%, one of which allowed Heung Min Son to cancel out Andy Robertson’s goal four minutes earlier after Harry Kane and Diogo Jota had scored in the opening period.
The 25-year-old came out on top in journalist Alasdair Gold‘s ratings, and the Tottenham boss has clearly been delighted with his attitude.
“Harry Winks is working very hard and he’s impressed me in training with his desire,” Conte said after watching his side draw with the Reds. “He’s a very good player and when we play in this position with a number four in front of the back three, he’s very, very good.”