Mauricio Pochettino moves to clarify confusion over Victor Wanyama

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Mauricio Pochettino has moved to clarify his recent comments which were assumed to be in relation to Victor Wanyama.

The Kenyan remained at Tottenham Hotspur beyond the closure of the European transfer window earlier this month despite having been heavily linked with a move to Club Brugge (BBC).

Pochettino was quoted last month as claiming that Tottenham are not a ‘charity’ with the 28-year-old having struggled for game time this season (Daily Mail).

He made somewhat of a surprise appearance from the bench at Leicester on Saturday ahead of the likes of Eric Dier and Oliver Skipp and did not cover himself in glory.

Wanyama was guilty of giving away possession for Leicester’s equaliser and found himself giving James Maddison too much space to score the winner with just five minutes of the match left to play.

After the Leicester defeat, Pochettino insisted that his comments about Spurs not being a charity were in no way linked with Victor Wanyama.

“I wasn’t talking about…The problem is sometimes you take the wrong way my words or maybe my English is not so good after seven years,” Pochettino told Football.London in the post match press conference.

“I wasn’t talking about him, I was talking about in general, never talking in reference of my players or in this case Victor,”

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