Harry Winks insists improved Tottenham form under Antonio Conte is simply down to ‘being given an opportunity’

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Harry Winks does not believe that his style of play has changed under Antonio Conte - but simply that his improvement in form is down to being given more game time.

Tottenham drew 1-1 at Southampton on Tuesday with the midfielder starring throughout the 90 minutes, creating chances and controlling play similar to his last outing under the Italian, at home to Liverpool.

Earlier in the campaign it had appeared that the 25-year-old’s Spurs career was under threat but he credited the coach with allowing him the chance to express himself on the pitch.

When asked by Amazon Prime what Conte had changed about his game, Winks replied: “Nothing.

“He’s just given me an opportunity, he’s given me game time, a chance to go out there and prove myself and leave it down to me.

“It’s nice to be part of the team again and get some minutes and play, but you can see the disappointment when you come away from the result today and we should have won this.”

Winks labelled the draw at St Mary’s as “not good enough” and outlined where Tottenham went wrong when chasing a second-half winner following Mohammed Salisu’s red card.

“We said at half-time we need to move from side to side as quickly as possible, and eventually tire them out,” he added.

“I think at times we probably rushed it a bit and maybe tried to score too early and too quickly in the build-up. It’s something we need to watch back and learn from, to be a bit more patient.”

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