NAIROBI – Kenya and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama has admitted that his English Premier League side is facing a tough spell whilst remaining diplomatic on his future.
The Lily Whites currently sit ninth in the EPL log table as they struggle to turn their bad 2019/20 start into a fruitful one.
Although Wanyama was rumoured to be on his way out of the White Hart Lane Stadium, the Harambee Stars international remains coy on his future.
Although he was reportedly close to leaving the club and join Belgian outfit Club Brugge a few months ago, Wanyama’s proposed move to Brugge failed to materialize as the Belgian side balked at his wage demands.
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Following lack of game time at the beginning of the season under manager Mauricio Pochettino, the 28-year-old has been included in a few recent matches for Spurs and would not be drawn when pressed about a possible January exit.
Having also formed part of the Kenyan squad that faced the Mambas of Mozambique where they lost 1-0, Wanyama lamented their failure to score goals on Sunday.
“It is not the right time to talk about my future at the club,” he told reporters.
“We are facing tough times and my focus is fully in helping the team overcome that. We are working very hard and shall be back to our best.
“It was a good game but we had very many chances and were unlucky not to score. We were punished for just a single mistake at the back but we have picked the lessons and will improve.”
Meanwhile, Tottenham is set to face Watford in their league commitments this weekend before turning their focus to the UEFA Champions League against FK Crvena Zvezda on Tuesday.
Pochettino’s troops sit at the bottom of Group B with a point and are fresh from a 7-2 drubbing by Bayern Munich, Wanyama will look to play a part as they hope to turn their fortunes around.