Departed player admits he ‘will always be Spurs through and through’

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Victor Wanyama
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Victor Wanyama has said that despite the respect he has for his new manager Thierry Henry the pair will never see eye to eye when it comes to the North London rivalry.

Wanyama left Tottenham in March to complete a move to Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact.

The Kenyan international enjoyed a fantastic first season at White Hart Lane after joining from Southampton in the summer of 2016 but a series of injuries stopped him progressing in the subsequent seasons.

The 28-year-old has hardly featured since the start of the current season and it did not come as much of a surprise when he left the Champions League finalists.

The midfielder has now opened up on life under the management of Arsenal legend, Henry.

Speaking to MLSsoccer.com, the former Spurs star said: “He’s (Henry) an Arsenal legend and a very good manager, but we’ll never agree to anything regarding Spurs and Arsenal. I will always be Spurs through and through.”

He revealed that his former Tottenham teammates aren’t giving him too much stick for working with Henry despite his Arsenal connections and insisted that he will always support the Lilywhites.

Wanyama added: “My old teammates are fine, they’re not giving me much banter about Henry.

“If we were in England and I played for Arsenal, it’d be different. But I’ll always support Spurs, they’re not winding me up. They know I’m Tottenham forever.”

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Wanyama was not just a great talent when he was fit and firing but also a great character to have in the dressing room. Unfortunately, his injuries stopped him from reaching his potential at Spurs but I will always remember him fondly for that wonder strike at Anfield as well as him hobbling across the pitch as fast as he could after the winner against Ajax to celebrate with the others.

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