By Harvey Byrne
Victor Wanyama has explained he had a go at the Tottenham bench after scoring against Hull on Wednesday evening due to receiving stick from the staff about his lack of goals.
The 25-year-old made the switch from Southampton to White Hart Lane in the summer for an £11million fee.
The combative midfielder’s game is mainly based on protecting his defence and in 97 outings for the Saints he scored just four goals.
He had already opened his account for Spurs since his move, but that was all the way back in August and he has now revealed that he was getting flack about his poor goal record.
However, his goal drought came to end in the 3-0 victory over Hull, where he got on to a rebound off the crossbar to score a tap in.
Wanyama then celebrated with the fans before having a word with the bench to repay them for the stick he was receiving from them.
“I’ve been having a tough week,” said Wanyama to reporters after the match, as quoted by the official Tottenham twitter account. “My chance on Saturday against Swansea and the chance at United.
“The staff have been giving me stick, they’ve been telling me there’s no point in me going to goal because I keep passing to the keeper.
“Today I was at the right place and managed to score so I went to the bench to tell them off.”
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 14, 2016
Wanyama has played in 22 fixtures for Tottenham this season and has been an ever-present in an impressive defensive unit.
He will be hoping to get Spurs back into the top four as they currently sit in fifth place, three points behind City in fourth.
They will face 13th placed Burnley next at White Hart Lane in a match they are strongly expected to win.
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