By Oli Gamp For Mailonline
Published: 18:36 GMT, 19 November 2019 | Updated: 18:36 GMT, 19 November 2019
Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks has paid tribute to under pressure manager Mauricio Pochettino, saying he 'owes everything' to the Argentine as time ticks down on his reign at Spurs.
Spurs were expected to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the title this season after reaching the Champions League final this summer, but instead the club have gone backwards - struggling in mid table and sitting just six points above the relegation zone.
The team have won just three league games amid rumours Pochettino is looking for a way out, and Sportsmail reporting that there is a feeling at the club that it is a matter of when, not if he departs.
Harry Winks has expressed gratitude to Mauricio Pochettino amid rumours he is set to leave
Winks has been ever-present for Spurs this season but the team are struggling in mid-table
But while the former Southampton manager's future remains hazy, 23-year-old Winks has taken time to thank him for bringing him into the first team in 2016, and said his boss had helped develop him as a player.
'I've said many times and I will always say it, I've got everything to thank the gaffer for,' Winks said in an interview with TalkSport.
'He gave me the opportunity and I wouldn't be who I am today if it wasn't for him.
'Of course I've had to work hard to get here, but getting that opportunity in the first place is always difficult and I'm forever thankful to