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Tottenham midfielder Winks: Pochettino refused to let me leave on-loan

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks admits former manager Mauricio Pochettino was a huge influence on his career.

The 24-year-old made 116 appearances under Pochettino at Spurs.

"[Pochettino] was massive for me - he gave me my debut and he brought me through," Winks told Sky Sports.

"Especially in a time when young lads coming through the academy were never really given a chance in the Premier League.

"It was always going to be tough to do that, especially at a club like Tottenham, but he kept faith in me. He wouldn't let me leave or go on loan, believed in me, and gave me my big opportunity."

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