Scott Brown names Tottenham ace in best eleven, shares humorous training story
By Harvey Byrne
Scott Brown has named Tottenham star Victor Wanyama in an eleven-man team compiled of his best former teammates.
The 31-year-old midfielder has been at Celtic for 10 years after completing a move from Hibernian in the summer of 2007.
A number of players have passed through the Hoops during his time at the famous club and one of those was Wanyama.
The Scotland international named the current Spurs ace, while sharing a humorous training story, which involved elbows, body checks and not a lot of football.
“One of them has got to be Victor Wanyama,” started Brown naming his best teammate eleven on the Sky Sports website.
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“Victor cam in as a centre-half, kind of holding midfielder. Nobody really knew where he played and he came over and in the first few days in training we were thinking ‘geez, nobody wants to fight the big man’. His arms were everywhere, he was chucking bodies out of the road.
“But, ever since then he got the ball down, he started playing and you noticed he was a top quality player. Big man loved his time here, but it was time for him to leave and we all knew he was going to go onto huge things.
“He has done down the road and he’s done it at Southampton and now he’s doing it at Tottenham as well. He was a great player to play alongside and he made my job a lot easier.”
Wanyama, 25, completed a move to north London in the previous summer window for a fee of just £11million from Premier League rivals Southampton.
He has seemingly made the transition into Mauricio Pochettino’s team with ease and he has starred in 36 matches for Spurs in all competitions this campaign in the defensive midfield position.
The Kenya international is proving pivotal to the defensive unit as Tottenham sit in second place in the Premier League table.
With 10 points currently between them and top of the league Chelsea, Wanyama now has to continue his impressive form with 11 matches left.
In other Tottenham news, this key 23-year-old has confirmed his fitness for the Millwall clash after injury doubts.