Harry Winks, who is on loan at Sampdoria, says playing in another country’s league is an opportunity to grow.
Winks made his debut on the English Premier League (EPL) stage after spending 12 years in the Tottenham Hotspur youth team, so this is his first overseas life. Last summer he moved on loan to Italian Serie A side Sampdoria. He was evaluated as not matching the tactics of manager Antonio Conte and chose to loan for regular appearances.
He was sidelined until mid-season due to an ankle injury. Winks, who finally stepped on the ground through the 18th round match against Empoli held in January, was included in the starting list from the 19th round match against Udinese. He gradually raised his sense of actual combat and succeeded in establishing himself as a key resource in midfield.
According to England’s ‘Football London’, Winks talked about experiencing a league other than England. Winks said, “Since I was young, I have enjoyed watching and enjoying different styles of football, different countries, and different leagues. Of course, it was my dream to play in a Tottenham uniform and I still love the fantastic Premier League. But I also play in Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga. I grew up watching it. Whenever there was no Premier League game, I watched that league game.” 안전놀이터
Winks continued, “As a child, during my career, I really wanted to experience the leagues of other countries. Being contacted by Sampdoria was an opportunity, and I was able to learn a new football style, a new language, and a new culture. I came here and took on the challenge. It was important to me to try,” he added.
Winks also recommended players playing in England to try other leagues. “It’s a completely different way of life, but I’m really enjoying my time here. English players tend not to go abroad. They want to stay in England or the Premier League and it’s a widely known fact, but going abroad is the best experience. “It’s also a new experience in football. It’s good for players to learn a different culture, a different tactic, a different way of playing. It’s really valuable to build up as much experience and knowledge as possible.”