Ten-change Spurs proved strength in depth beating West Ham says Harry Winks

Harry Winks reckons Tottenham proved they now have strength in depth by coming through two games in as many days.

Spurs were the only Premier League club not to make a new signing in the summer, leaving them open to criticism about the size and quality of their squad.

But the North Londoners passed a big test of their resources to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals by winning away to West Ham on Wednesday in a game which kicked off less than 48 hours after their league defeat to champions Manchester City ended.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino made 10 changes to his starting line-up for that match at the London Stadium and was able to include the likes of Winks, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son in his refreshed team.

Winks said: “We’ve got strength in depth. We’ve got good players in every position to step in if we need them and especially Juan Foyth at the back and Kyle Walker-Peters, who haven’t played this year but I thought they were excellent. And Davinson Sanchez who played two days earlier against Manchester City was excellent as well.

“Everyone was outstanding against West Ham and it’s important to win to get onto winning ways after losing to Man City. It should give us good confidence going into Saturday’s game against Wolves .

“They look a great side. They like to play. I didn’t see them much in the Championship last year but I saw them against Man City earlier this season.

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“They took the game to them and did well, so we know it’s going to be a good game — a footballing game, which is nice to play in. But it’s going to be a tough away game, we’ve got to be ready, we’ve got to fresh and we’ve got to go into the game with the right mindset.”

Winks is looking forward to testing himself against Wolves’ midfield maestro Joao Moutinho at Molineux on Saturday night.

He said: “We played against him a couple of years ago, against Monaco. He’s a technically outstanding player. I’ve watched him over the years for Portugal and he’s someone I’ve always looked up to, in that he’s not the biggest or strongest but he’s technically fantastic.

“It’ll be good to see him again up close in the game and we’ll see how we do in the match.”

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