By Dominic Toner
Victor Wanyama believes he is well suited playing in the Tottenham midfield.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has favoured the Kenyan international at the beginning of the season and deployed him as a lone defensive midfielder in recent matches.
Last season Spurs used Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele to screen the back four, but summer arrival Wanyama has settled well and looked comfortable in a new 4-1-4-1 formation.
Wanyama, 25, has made 10 appearances this season and his only goal was a decisive one in a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace.
He believes that his ability to read the game has helped him excel at Spurs and wants to continue his development with the north London club.
“You have to be fit and you have to read the game as well,” Wanyama told the club’s official website. “I think that helps – by reading the game you are always in the right place at the right time.
“I always try to work hard, in every game I always want to do something and always want to improve.”
Wanyama left Southampton in the summer and completed an £11million move to White Hart Lane.
The combative midfielder made 97 appearances for the Saints, but now has the opportunity to compete in the Champions League with Spurs.
He has been a crucial figure to the club’s impressive start to the season, with Spurs the only side in the Premier League who are still unbeaten.
In other Tottenham team news, their senior man has revealed the details of talks with Dier.