The boyhood Spurs fan captained the club for the first time at the weekend but admitted that the result soured a joyful occasion.

Harry Winks says he believed Tottenham put in one of the best performances of the season despite being beaten 3-2 at home to Wolves on Sunday.

Spurs twice led through goals from Steven Bergwijn and Dele Alli but Matt Doherty, Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez scored to send Wolves over Jose Mourinho’s side in the Premier League table.

The hosts had 66 percent of the possession throughout the game, although the sides created a similar number of opportunities with Wolves having 14 shots to Spurs’ 13.

“It was a strange match, we played well,” Winks told Spurs’ official site.

“We were in control in the first half and it did not seem like it was going to go any other way than us winning.

“It’s probably among the greatest performances as a team we have had this season.

“We did everything the supervisor said to do from last week’s match [the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea] when we weren’t good enough.

“We were competitive, we kept the ball, we generated chances. It is such a shame that we lost.

“It is tough. We have not seen the goals back but there are clearly things we should have done better.

“The director has told us what he thinks we ought to have done, and we know it also. When you are winning you’ve got to be cuter and find ways of stopping the transition, quitting the counter and we weren’t good enough at that now.

“Everything else we had been put on with, but that is how we lost the match.”

Mourinho said after the match he felt Spurs was”too nice”, though he felt that the outcome was”totally unfair”.

The match was notable for Winks on a personal level, as he captained the club for the first time.

As a boyhood enthusiast who joined the academy at only six years old, it was a proud day — but one tarnished by the outcome.

“The director told me before the match I would be the captain and it was a special moment,” Winks revealed.

“I could not wait to tell my loved ones and they were so pleased also, but it takes away how special it is when you get rid of the game.

“I will go away and I’ll look back at this as a very proud day for me and my family to captain Spurs and need to have the chance to lead out the players were really nice, but to come off with a defeat nullifies a little.”