Victor Wanyama reveals why he couldn't resist Tottenham move
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama has revealed that Mauricio Pochettino played a major role in him moving to White Hart Lane.
The 25-year-old completed a move to the north London club in the summer from Southampton and has become an instant success for Spurs.
Wanyama and Pochettino previously worked together at the Saints, before the latter took charge of Spurs in 2014.
The Argentinian manager has transformed the Londoners into one of England’s leading sides and they are on track to finish second in the Premier League table this season.
Wanyama has admitted that the temptation to rejoin Pochettino was too hard to resist and feels that the club
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“I’d played against Spurs a few times and they were a hard team to beat,” Wanyama said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “The manager started improving the team and I felt this was a Club going somewhere.
“I looked at where the Club was heading and with the manager, I knew I couldn’t go wrong. I know he builds for the future and wants to fight for everything. I couldn’t resist that.”
Wanyama has featured in every Premier League game for Spurs this season and been at the heartbeat of the club’s success.
The combative midfielder has formed a strong partnership alongside Mousa Dembele in the centre of the park, while academy product Harry Winks provides a solid back up.
The Kenya international has made 38 appearances across all competitions this season and chipped in with three goals.
He is most recognised for his ability to break up play in centre and has been the perfect defensive screen.
Spurs’ summer signings Moussa Sissoko, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Vincent Janssen have struggled to make a positive impact, but Wanyama has certainly improved the squad.
In other Tottenham news, Rio Ferdinand believes this first teamer has benefited from Pochettino’s switch.