Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama believes his new club Tottenham Hotspurs can match any side in the world and have tipped them to make an impact in the UEFA Champions League and English Premier League (EPL) next season.
The midfield maestro who completed a Sh 1.56 billion (11.5 million pounds) move to Tottenham from Southampton of Friday made the observation when he was hosted by Multichoice and DSTV for a party to celebrate his move to the North Londoners where he was also unveiled as their official ambassador to become the face of Africa.
Tottenham has been guaranteed Champions League football for the first time in history by virtue of finishing third in the English Premier League last season. “I have played in the Champions League before and I know how it feels like to be playing against the best teams in Europe.
I’m looking forward to rub shoulders with the big teams again and I hope we will do well and even reign supreme in the competition,” said Wanyama. Wanyama is also excited at the fact that he will be re-uniting with Tottenham Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino, who gave him a chance to play in the EPL when he signed him from Celtic to Southampton in 2013.
“Mauricio was the one who gave me the chance to also join Southampton in the first place as well as play in EPL and it was great working under him at Saint Marys and when I heard that Tottenham wanted to sign me up, I did not hesitate joining them,” he said.