By Harvey Byrne
Young Tottenham defensive midfielder Luke Amos has hailed his senior counterpart Victor Wanyama as “unbelievable”, suggesting that “it’s like having a rock in the team.”
The 19-year-old Spurs Under-23 captain was full of praise for the summer signing with the pair occupying the same defensive midfield position.
The young star stated that Wanyama was “unbeliveable” and claimed that he would back the Kenya international in any one-v-one situation.
“He’s unbelievable off the ball. There’s no player in the Premier League that’s going to shrug him off so in any one-v-one situation I’d back Victor,” said Amos in Spurs’ match programme for the Leicester clash, as quoted by the Hertfordshire Mercury.
“Whenever there are any counter-attacks he’s there to break them up, he makes interceptions and, for the attackers, if you have him in your team you know that Victor’s going to get the ball back and you can go on the attack yourself. It’s like having a rock in the team.”
Wanyama, 25, has made 13 appearances for Tottenham following his £11million transfer from Southampton in the summer.
He has been relentless in midfield as the north London side sit in fifth place in the Premier League table and have maintained an unbeaten record after 10 matches.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side sit three points behind league leaders Manchester City and fierce rivals Arsenal, as they prepare for an encounter at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
In other Tottenham news, this first-team player has issued a warning to Arsenal ahead of the north London clash.