HARRY WINKS is adamant Tottenham can channel the spirit of last season’s run to the Champions League final to make progress this year.
Spurs lost the first leg of their last-16 tie with RB Leipzig 1-0 after Timo Werner’s second-half penalty settled matters in north London.
It leaves Jose Mourinho’s team, shorn of their best two attackers in Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, needing to go to Germany next month and pull off another comeback.
That is not an alien situation as their run to last year’s final was full of drama and late turnarounds, notably the semi-final where they lost the home leg 1-0 to Ajax before a superb second leg in Amsterdam sent them to Madrid.
It may need an effort equally as special in Leipzig, but Winks says his side still believe.
‘The last two years we’ve had our adversity in the Champions League and we’ve somehow found ways of proving everybody wrong,’ the England midfielder said.
‘It’s going to be a difficult task as they’re a good side and going there is never going to be easy. We strongly believe we can go there and cause an upset. The manager’s come in and told us the game’s not over and we know that as well.
‘The last two years in the Champions League has been difficult for us but we’ve found ways of coming out on top and hopefully we can do the same when we go there.’