WANYAMA DELIGHTED WITH GOAL AND GIVES REACTION ON NATIONS CUP DRAW

WANYAMA DELIGHTED WITH GOAL AND GIVES REACTION ON NATIONS CUP DRAW

  BY AYODELE ODUMADE AT THE TOTTENHAM STADIUM   KENYAN INTERNATIONAL Victor Wanyama gave his reaction to his goal, which helped Tottenham Hotspur to a 4-0 victory over Huddersfield and continue their quest for Champions League football next season. He also spoke about the African Cup of Nations Draw held recently in Egypt.   Wanyama

 

BY AYODELE ODUMADE AT THE TOTTENHAM STADIUM

 

KENYAN INTERNATIONAL Victor Wanyama gave his reaction to his goal, which helped Tottenham Hotspur to a 4-0 victory over Huddersfield and continue their quest for Champions League football next season. He also spoke about the African Cup of Nations Draw held recently in Egypt.

 

Wanyama who had been out with a long term injury spoke about his sensational opening goal, which drew  great applause from the Spurs faithful. He also became the first African to score in the new stadium.   He said” “I got the ball and saw the goalkeeper coming and I went round him. I am proud. It has been a difficult situation for me. I got back stronger and I am glad to score today.

 

On the Nations cup draw, which pitted Kenya with Tanzania, Algeria and Senegal he said: “ I think it is a very tough group. There is no one to underestimate because you know to make it through to the African Cup of Nations you have to be a good team. We are in a tough group and hopefully we can work hard and go through.”

 

One of the standout games of the draw will be the game between East African neighbours Kenya and Tanzania and Wanyama was asked what he thought when both teams were drawn in the same group. “It is tough. I thought these people want two East African countries to fight each other. It is a big derby we are brothers but we are looking forward to the challenge.”

 

Kenya are known for Track and Field and Wanyama was asked what it would mean for him to captain Kenya at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt later this year and he said: “ I think it is good. It is a great achievement. We just want to go and there and enjoy ourselves.”

 

Regarding what the target is he said: “Honestly we do not have targets. We just have to work hard game by game  and make sure that we can collect points.”

 

Wanyama who had been dogged by injuries this season said: “It has been a difficult season for me because I have been out  for long with injury, trying to come back, working hard on the training ground and in the gym. I am glad that I am feeling better and strong. I am glad I am getting back to fitness again.”

 

When asked if there was a feeling that he might not come back this season he said: “No it was just frustrating getting behind. It is difficult trying to get fit and also the season is going quickly. I am glad I am getting stronger and I am almost back to my best form. I had a knee injury.”

 

His colleague Moussa Sissoko has been in sparkling form this season and he was asked how much of an inspiration he has been to him and Wanyama said: “ He is enjoying himself now. He has worked hard as well and he did not give up. He is a good example.”  

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