Wanyama delivers verdict on Tottenham squad, reveals this senior man has 'a magic touch'
By Russell Edge
Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama has said that he is hoping to win trophies as part of what he hopes will be remembered as a “great” side.
Spurs go into the final stretch of the season four points off league leaders Chelsea with just four games left to play.
They also managed to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup, but were knocked out 4-2 by their fellow title hopefuls.
Wanyama has played a key role in the middle of the park for boss Mauricio Pochettino, who brought him to the club after managing the Kenyan international at Southampton.
The 25-year-old has praised the direction the club is going in, after being a part of the title race for the last two seasons, but admits he is at the club to win trophies.
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He said in an interview with the Times: “We can all see where the club is heading, in a very good direction. Everyone wants to be part of it.
“When I say about wanting to be part of something special, I mean winning trophies.
“Hopefully, in years to come, people will say, ‘That was a great Tottenham’.
“Hopefully it will come soon.”
Wanyama has been somewhat of an unsung hero for Tottenham this season, with teammates such as Dele Alli and Harry Kane stealing the limelight.
This season the 21-time-capped international has been a near ever-present having made 32 league appearances out of Spurs’ 34 games.
However, it is the man on the sidelines, rather than the men on the pitch, who Wanyama credited for the club’s success.
“I have learned so much from him [Pochettino],” he told the Times.
“He makes players focus on bigger things and we started to achieve those things.
“It’s difficult to understand how he does that, but he does. He has a magic touch.”
Tottenham will be able to apply the pressure on Chelsea with a win over fellow London side West Ham on Friday night, with the Blues having to wait until Monday to have the chance to respond.