Spurs midfielder Victor Wanyama
Tuesday Mar 28, 2017. 12:00
Tottenham Hotspur central midfielder Victor Wanyama has lauded his coach at the English Premier League (EPL) side, Mauricio Pochettino as a 'father figure'.
The Kenya International worked with the Argentine tactician at EPL outfit Southampton, before reuniting with him at Spurs at the beginning of the current season.
"I'd never had a manager who wants you to improve day-by-day like him," Wanyama said on Sky Sports News..
"He works on your weakness, he's a good role model and he doesn't just look at football, but life in general.
"He teaches you about life, how to live with people, and that was amazing to me. I've learned a lot of things through him and I don't just see him as a manager but as a father figure," he added.
"Mauricio has improved my game in all aspects; everything. It's not just football, in life as well I've learned a lot of things. He's been able to teach me a lot inside and outside football, how to live with people, how to be humble.
"I'd played against Spurs a few times and they were a hard team to beat. The manager started improving the team and I felt this was a club going somewhere," he stressed.
"I looked at where the club was heading and with the manager, I knew I couldn't go wrong. I know he builds for the future and wants to fight for everything. I couldn't resist that."