Winks also takes inspiration from Barcelona ace Frenkie de Jong.
The midfielder told the London Evening Standard: “I compare myself to De Jong and Modric and I take it as a massive compliment [to hear the same from others]. But I've got a long way to go until I reach that level.
“That's how the Tottenham academy structures us as midfielders — to play in various roles.
“I like to build attacks, to be that link between defence and attack, and I feel like that's where I'm strongest. I like facing the goal rather than having my back to it."