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. »