Harry Winks: Our Impressive Run Inspired By Our Belief
By Nigel Philips
Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Harry Winks believes their amazing run epitomises the squad's belief going into an all-English showdown in Madrid on June 1.
Winks believes the side were not considered as the competition’s favourites by many football faithfuls but a place in the final has brought them much motivation.
Tottenham Hotspurs will play what is said to be their biggest game in the club's history as they face their domestic rivals Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Lily-Whites, trailing 3-0 in the first half of the second leg at the Johan Cruyff Arena pulled off an incredible comeback against Eredivisie side Ajax to progress on the away goal rule.
"We'd been written off, one point in three games, we were basically told "you can't qualify from there" but as a squad, we never gave up, we didn't quit," he told the club’s website.
"That's made this run even more special, the fact that we've come from so much adversity, come from behind in games and yet we've got to the final through sheer hard work, belief, quality of course and determination.
"Honestly, no, I never thought we were out the only time you can say that is on the final whistle of the final game. We've scored late goals in the group, in the knockout, in the semi-final, such dramatic scenes. That epitomises the club and the squad, we never give up, so many important late goals. You can never think it's over.
"We've really had to graft and show character and mental strength. It's an incredible story for us to get to the final - the way we've got there is even better."
Harry Winks recorded one goal in twenty-six Premier League games while his nine Champions League appearances is yet to acclaim a goal.