Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks opens up on injury woes

Tottenham held by Southampton

Tottenham and Southampton faced off in an FA Cup 4th round clash on Saturday.

Spurs edged past Middlesbrough in the last round, but the Premier League outfit did require a replay to beat Boro.

And given the hectic schedule that English clubs are forced to endure over the festive period, and into January and February, Jose Mourinho will likely have been hoping to avoid another replay in this tie.

Spurs did look on course to secure their place in the 5th round on Saturday when Heung-Min Son fired the Lilywhites into the lead in the 58th minute.

However, Tottenham failed to kill off the tie, and Sofiane Boufal then equalised for the Saints with just three minutes of regular time remaining.

The north London outfit must now welcome Southampton to their ground for a 4th round replay.

Highlights: Southampton 1-Tottenham 1

Winks on injury troubles

Harry Winks would complete 90 minutes for Spurs on Saturday.

And after the tie, the 23-year-old would open up on his injury woes.

The Spurs man has had a torrid time with injuries throughout his career, and it looked as though Winks would be set for another spell on the sidelines after hobbling off vs Norwich earlier this week.

Thankfully, Winks recovered in time for Saturday’s game, but, when speaking about his injuries, the England international would reveal that he has been dealing with pain in his ankle for the last year or so:

“I’ve still had pain in my ankle for the last year or so and I can’t catch a break as I keep rolling it and having problems with it.

“I’m learning to deal with it and getting through the pain. At the moment I’m in a good kind of form and playing a lot of matches, I don’t want to stop that. The minute I felt I was able to train I told the team.”

Winks was also asked if the problem could require further surgery, to which he responded:

“No, I don’t think it’s anything too serious. It’s more of a recurring issue that hasn’t really had time to settle and heal. It’s nothing too serious.

“Anyone who has had issues will realise it’s a bit of a nightmare to get over.”

All quotes via the Evening Standard.

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