Tottenham didn’t deserve anything from their clash with Manchester City at Wembley.
And yet there were so close to picking up a point.
City dominated proceedings following Riyad Mahrez’s sixth-minute strike but couldn’t add to their early goal.
That gave Spurs encouragement and, if it wasn’t for Erik Lamela blazing over a one-on-one with 10 minutes remaining, they could have earned themselves a draw.
But in truth, the 1-0 scoreline flattered Spurs with many of their players underperforming in such a big match.
One player that can certainly hold his head high is Harry Winks.
Winks only came in the 67th-minute but his cameo appearance gave Mauricio Pochettino’s side hope of earning an unlikely point.
In a little over 20 minutes, Winks showed just how good he is with a superb display as he tried to haul Spurs back into the game.
If you don’t believe us, just check out his individual highlights that have just emerged:
Not bad from the 22-year-old.
In fact, he was so good that City boss Pep Guardiola claimed he “changed the game” when he came on.
Praise doesn’t get much higher than that.
While Winks may have come on and played well against City, the midfielder is concerned about his side’s tough upcoming schedule.
“We’ve got three games in five days, which is ridiculous really in terms of the schedule,” Winks said.
“It’s going to be tough for us, we’ve got to dig in. But we’ve got a big squad, we’ve got players that can play two games in two days because we’re a fit squad.
“I might have [had a schedule like this] in youth-team football but it’s completely different. At the men’s level, the demand of the game is so much more physical. I think it’s more physically hard to prepare, as opposed to tactically and mentally. We’re in the same frame of mind and tactics that we do all the time.”