Wanyama form a boost for Spurs ahead of Arsenal trip
The sky is the limit for Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama who has settled seamlessly into the Tottenham Hotspurs side and could tilt the North London power in favor of Mauricio Pochettino’s men on Sunday when the two fierce rivals clash.
Alongside Belgian Mousa Dembele, Wanyama has been the defensive anchor for the side that has conceded a record lowest five English Premier League (EPL) goals this season.
Signed by his former Southampton FC manager Pochettino, the central midfielder has flourished at the White Hart Lane and showed a glimpse of what they should expect from him this season in a highlight man-of-the-match performance against table-toppers Manchester City in early October.
“The manager works very hard and that motivates the players to put in more effort to be fit and be ready to compete. He always demands his players to keep improving,” Wanyama said.
The combative midfielder’s addition to the North London outfit has turned them to top title contenders and remain the only unbeaten side in the EPL after ten games.
The 25-year-old has cemented his place in the Spurs starting eleven having started all the league matches this season but insists more is yet to come from him.
“I have a lot to learn in every game, the manager always insists on the small details that matter and makes one stand out.
“The formation of the team is for the manager to decide but we have always trained to suit any the manager requires us to play ,so whatever he decides we are good with it,” the former Saints and Celtic FC player added.
Spurs are third in group E of the UEFA Champions League having lost 1-0 to Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday but the Wanyama insists they have to keep fighting to stay in the European competition.
“Playing in the Champions League is one of the many reasons I joined this team. It’s a bonus because it helps me to get European experience so am glad we have it and hopefully we can keep it going for many years,” he said .
Spurs have gone for three games without a win and with the fierce North London derby against second placed Arsenal set for Sunday, the Lion of Muthurwa admits striker Harry Kane’s availability will boost their chance of defeating the Gunners.
“Its good to have Harry back he is a fantastic player and he is very important for our team he will help us win games.”
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