Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks says players like him are underappreciated in the Premier League.
Winks feels his passing game deserves greater recognition.
He declared, "Everybody always talks about players like Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick … people like Michael Carrick get a lot of recognition after they retire and they are more players' players as such. Every team needs goalscorers, needs attacking players, needs players who can sweep up the ball, but every team needs that someone who can be that link between both defence and attack.
"If you look at the greatest teams who have played they have always that sort of player. I think in England especially there is always an impetus to look straight for the attack-minded players, to look at the goalscorers and the people who get the assists.
"I think it is important to look back not just at the midfielders but the defensive and look at footballers in a different way. When we score it's who has affected the game that way. But when we break the game down and look in depth and look at the reason why it has happened I think that is overlooked a bit slightly."