Tottenham ace Harry Winks scored his first goal for England last night, and he was congratulated by West Ham man Declan Rice on Twitter.

The 23-year-old Spurs midfielder has come on leaps and bounds over the past 18 months.

And he is now a key player for both Tottenham and England.

Winks is in direct competition with West Ham’s Rice for the deep-lying midfield role for the Three Lions.

Kosovo v England - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier

Harry Winks (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

And whilst the Hammers starlet seems to get criticised every time he plays for his country, the Spurs man gets nothing but praise.

 

There is still a long way to go until the Euros. As things stand, however, Winks is arguably ahead of Rice in the pecking order.

Kosovo v England - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier

Declan Rice (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

West Ham play host to Tottenham after the international break so both players will have the chance to send a strong message to Gareth Southgate.

It seems as though they are good friends off the pitch, however.

Rice sent a nice message to Winks after the Spurs midfielder opened his account for England last night…

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