“It has been the hardest time of my career” – Spurs player opens up on injury hell

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama is now back to fitness after being out for the best part of three months with a knee injury.

Wanyama started the FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace last Sunday in what was his first appearance since the 10th of November.

In fact, the Kenyan has rarely been fit for a consistent run of games over the past season and a half having been restricted to just 24 appearances last season and just 7 so far this term.

The 27-year-old quickly became a fan favourite after arriving from Southampton in the summer of 2016, as he built up a formidable partnership with Mousa Dembele in the middle of the park, in his first season at White Hart Lane.

Spurs fans would have expected the midfielder to build on his first season at the club but the Kenyan has struggled to keep himself fit.

Wanyama admitted that the last two seasons have been the toughest time of his career and that he is now desperate to get back on the pitch.

Speaking to Tottenham’s official website, Wanyama said, “It’s been very tough for me and I just want to try to forget about what has happened because it’s been one of the worst…well…two seasons for me.”

“I had an injury, tried to come back, then another injury. It’s so annoying. You want to try to come back quicker but there is no short cut.

“It has been the hardest time of my career, to be honest. You start thinking ‘oh no, what is this?’ and that’s when the reality hits you. It’s a difficult moment and you are just burning inside to come back stronger.”

“The only thing I could do is work extra hard and make sure I’m doing all the right things to get back on the pitch and help the team. Thankfully, I’m with good team-mates and they’ve all helped me and encouraged me to come back stronger. Hopefully, I can stay healthy now.”

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