Monday May 08, 2017. 20:00
West Ham United defender Jose Fonte believes that Kenya and Tottenham Spurs star Victory Wanyama is one of the best midfielders in the English Premier League (EPL).
The Portugal international was Wanyama's teammate at Southampton between 2013 and 2016, and he also worked with Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino at the English club.
"Pochettino is a great manager and I don’t need to speak much about him because you can see the job that he is doing," Fonte told the club's official website.
"He helped me a lot when we worked together and improved me, and I can only say ‘Thank you’ for what he did for me, but we’re on opposite sides now!
"Tony Alderweireld is a great player and we had a great season together [in 2014/15], while Wanyama is one of the best midfielders in the Premier League, so what can you say? They are great guys."
Wanyama played 73 minutes as Spurs suffered a 1-0 defeat to Fonte's West Ham at the London Stadium in the English capital city, London on Friday.
This was Wanyama's 33rd league appearance for Spurs. He has hit the back of the net twice since joining the club from Southampton last June.