Mauricio Pochettino has said that he could hand Harry Winks his first Premier League start at the Emirates this weekend as he looks to solve the problem they are having winning games

In all competitions, this season Tottenham have scored fewer goals than Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott combined (21v 23). They’ve won none of their last five league games, and haven’t won since they beat City 2-0 at the start of October.

“Maybe, maybe yes,” Pochettino said about starting Winks.

“We need to assess Dembele first of all to decide, but he’s doing very well, not only against Leverkusen but Liverpool in the cup and before.

“From the preseason, you remember in Australia he played very well against Atletico Madrid and Juventus.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Harry Winks of Tottenham in action during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 25: Harry Winks of Tottenham in action during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

“In that moment he started to build his future and I start to see we can trust in him and this is very good news for us.”

Winks, a central midfielder, has played just 8 minutes in the Premier League this season, making 12 passes with a pass completion rate of 66%. He has zero assists, key passes, chances created, blocks, interceptions or clearances.

Winks also has 32 minutes in the Champions League and 180 in the EFL Cup. He has no goals or assists in either of those competitions either.

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