Winks lifted the trophy for the first time in his career

Winning came after leaving Tottenham Hotspur: Harry Winks (28, Leicester City) lifted the trophy for the first time in his career.

Leicester were crowned champions after a 3-0 away victory over Preston in the 45th round of the 2023-2024 English Championship at Preston Deepdale in Preston, England, on March 30th.

The victory took Leicester to 97 points (31 wins, 4 draws, and 10 losses) and clinched their eighth Championship title early. Jamie Vardy, the “eternal ace,” led the Foxes to the throne with a multi-goal performance.

In fact, promotion to the Premier League (PL) was already a done deal. Leicester were relegated last season after finishing 18th, but they won the Championship and returned to the PL within a season. Leicester’s 2015-2016 PL title-winning fairytale is back.

Winks was a key midfielder in that title run, starting all 44 league games this season, playing 3,951 minutes and scoring two goals. 카지노사이트 He has an average rating of 7.26 for the season according to soccer stats site Footmob.

Winks has lived up to 100% of Leicester’s expectations.

Leicester spent €11.5 million to bring him in after their shock relegation. It was the biggest transfer spend of last summer’s transfer window.

It was also a new challenge for Winks, who has been a Tottenham player since 2002, coming through the Spurs academy. Under Mauricio Pochettino, he was touted as the next great midfielder, even earning a call-up to the England national team.

However, Winks didn’t develop as well as expected, and increasingly found himself on the bench. His weak physicality and inability to improve on his lack of pressing ability led to his release. Last season, he went on a year-long loan to Sampdoria, but was plagued by injuries. Eventually, Winks headed to the second division to try and rebuild his career.

The result was a championship. Winks fit right in at Leicester and won a trophy for the first time since his professional debut. He told the BBC: “It’s something I’ve always dreamed of in my career. It’s been my best season personally. I’ve loved every minute of it,” he said in an overwhelmingly emotional interview.

Winks also said that everyone has come together under head coach Enzo Maresca.

“I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have a good team with good people in a 46-game season. We really are doing that. I loved our team bond, our style of play. It’s perfect for me.” “I hope it can continue next season. For now, it’s important to celebrate.”

Winks’ victory adds another example of the so-called “Tottenham effect,” where if you leave Tottenham, you win. While Spurs have been irrelevant since winning the League Cup in the 2007-2008 season, players who have left the club have gone on to lift many trophies. Aside from Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, who moved to Real Madrid, there are many other examples, including Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Tanguy Ndombele, Kieran Trippier, Juan Foyth, Christian Eriksen, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura, and many more.

It’s no wonder fans joke that ‘tantrums are a science’. Now, Winks has joined the list, having tasted the joy of winning. He”ll be playing against his hometown team Tottenham in the Premier League next season.

Of course, there”s one player who hasn”t enjoyed the Tottenham effect yet. That would be Harry Kane, who joined Bayern Munich last summer.

The Bavarians had won 11 consecutive Bundesliga titles, 메이저사이트 but they lost the league title to Leverkusen shortly after Kane’s arrival. However, they are still in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) semifinals, so there’s still hope.

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