Tottenham striker Harry Kane has heaped praise on Spurs debutant Harry Winks after his performance in the last-gasp win over London rivals, West Ham.
The England international, who scored two goals in as many minutes in the dying moments to win the game for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, singled out the 20-year-old for particular praise on his full Premier League debut.
Speaking after the game, Kane said;
“He was outstanding today, I thought he was the best player for us today, he controlled the game, broke up play and he scored his goal and everyone is buzzing for him.”
The England U21 international scored his first ever goal for his boyhood club, tapping in from close range to cancel out Michail Antonio’s opener which gave Slaven Bilic’s men the lead.
Kane, Spurs’ most famous academy graduate in recent years, compared Winks’ situation to his own a couple of seasons ago and feels the youngster’s hard work has paid off.
“He works so hard, I was in a similar situation and you have to be patient for your chance,” the 23-year-old added.
“The gaffer has called upon him today and he was ready to take it [his chance] and, like I say, he has repaid the gaffer’s faith in him and he has instantly become a hero in a big London derby.
“I’m sure he is buzzing and we’re all very happy for him.”
The midfielder, who played the full game on Saturday evening, will now have to switch his focus to remaining in Pochettino’s thoughts as the North London derby head into a congested period, with both Champions League and Premier League football to consider before the FA Cup swings into action in the New Year.