Victor Wanyama has told Goal that he does not believe that it will be difficult to win his place back in Tottenham Hotspur’s side.
Wanyama has endured a difficult time with Spurs. He was a stalwart for Mauricio Pochettino’s men during his first two years with the club. However, he made just 12 league starts across the last two seasons.
This term, the 28-year-old has made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League. And it looks as though it is going to take a dramatic turnaround in form for Wanyama to convince the fans to start imploring Pochettino to pick him more often.
And Wanyama admitted that he was unsettled by speculation surrounding his future over the summer. But the former Southampton man added that he is confident of regaining his place in Tottenham’s team.
“Of course I was unsettled with the transfer news because it was coming in the news every day,” he told Goal. “What happened in the transfer window is passed me now and my main focus is to train as hard as I can to make sure I regain my position in the team.
“I don’t think it is difficult to win my position back, I just need to push myself even harder and keep working hard in training to achieve the same and I know it will happen soon.”
It is arguably quite telling that Wanyama has not featured more as Spurs continue to struggle. Pochettino looks to be unconvinced that the Kenya international will provide any answers during the club’s rut.
If he can rediscover the form that he showed during his first couple of years at Tottenham, he could absolutely have a major role to play.
But a lot has changed since then. Wanyama has struggled with injuries, and his form has not been anywhere near as impressive. So perhaps it will be a lot tougher than the midfielder is expecting.