Tuesday Dec 19, 2017. 12:00
English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are missing Kenya international Victor Wanyama.
This is according to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, who believes that Wanyama’s long-term lay-off has contributed to Spurs’ slump in form this season.
Spurs, who were chasing for the English Premier League title this time last season, find themselves 21 points behind table toppers Manchester City.
“His (Wanyama) injury had been felt by the club and there is no doubt about that,” said Henry on Goal.com.
The former France international stated that Spurs’ struggles have been necessitated by the absence of the injured Kenyan captain.
Henry, a retired striker, compared Wanyama to France internationals Claude Makelele (retired) and Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante.
“I have said it before, Wanyama and other players, who play in his position, are an integral part of any club’s success or failure because what they do is glamorous,” he added.
“His absence is being felt at Tottenham at the moment.”
Wanyama has not featured for Spurs since he sustained an injury in training ahead of the team's win over Burnley on August 27.