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Winks raps teammates: No excuses; not good enough for Tottenham

Harry Winks admits Tottenham's players against Vitesse weren't good enough.

Spurs lost their Europa Conference League clash with Vitesse 1-0.

Asked if he fans should expect more of Tottenham's squad depth, Winks replied: “They should do, yeah. We're Tottenham and whoever goes out on the pitch, we should be winning these kind of games.

“There's no excuses. We didn't play well enough. They (Vitesse) outfought us, they outplayed us, they played a better way, with more creativity - in my opinion, they completely dominated us.

“It's not good enough for Tottenham. We've got to come to these places and dominate and win.

“First of all, as players we hold our hands up. We're the ones on the pitch, we're the ones that have to go out there and play - no excuses.

“But it's difficult when you don't play regularly. It's difficult to come into these games when teams have fans behind them and they are up for it.

“When you play one game every few weeks, it's difficult to match that energy, that tempo and their confidence.

“There's a lot of different reasons why were weren't good enough this year and last year in these competitions – ultimately, as players we're not performing well enough and well we should be."

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