Ahead of the North London Derby, Tottenham and Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama spoke to CNN Sport’s Amanda Davies to discuss the fixture and Spurs’ continued push for the English Premier League title.
“Anything is possible, we just have to go on game-by-game and we’ll see at the end of the season,” Wanyama said, on the title-race and chasing down leaders Chelsea, “The manager has transformed everything at the club and everyone is thinking at a different level now because everyone thinks now we need to fight for bigger things. That’s what we are doing and I think we are on the right track.”
In the CNN Sport interview, Wanyama also addresses his relationship with manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has been credited with transforming Spurs into genuine Title-challengers: “He’s a great manager. He’s like a father figure. He speaks to us not only about football, but also about life in general. We speak about everything; he wants to help you and make you a better man.”
Wanyama reveals that when he was younger, he used to play in the streets with friends and tried watching the football matches on TV. “I used to watch English football, the Premier League, and I loved it, I wanted to play in the Premier League so badly since I was young.”
“I was a Manchester United fan when I was growing up. I used to love the way they played and I liked some of their players so that was my team. I think Roy Keane is my idol, I used to love watching him play and he inspired me a lot.”
Watch the full interview below: