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Victor Wanyama unhappy at Champions League final snub

According to The Athletic, former Tottenham Hotspur star Victor Wanyama has opened up on his rage at being dropped for the Champions League final against Liverpool last year.

The Kenyan joined Spurs in 2016 from Southampton. He went on to make 97 appearances for us before moving to MLS outfit Montreal Impact this February.

An impressive debut season in North London was followed by a spate of injuries that limited his appearances on the pitch.

Victor Wanyama

Victor Wanyama has blamed the Tottenham hierarchy for his exit

According to the report, the 28-year-old has also accused the club of a lack of support following a serious knee injury sustained in 2017.

Wanyama played his part in our run to the final as he started both the quarter-final and semi-final second legs against Manchester City and Ajax respectively.

“I was really, really p***** off not to start that game”

The midfielder’s night only got worse as Liverpool won 2-0 in a game that we really should have won.

Wanyama’s brother McDonald Mariga too experienced the unpleasant feeling of watching on from the bench when his Inter Milan side faced Bayern Munich in the 2010 final. Interestingly, Inter were managed by Jose Mourinho that night.

Wanyama has worked with Pochettino at two different clubs

Wanyama was coached by Pochettino at Southampton

Lack of trust?

The Kenyan also went on to reveal that the reason he left the club was to play more football. He feels the club should have trusted him more following his return to action.

“That’s why I left the club. I’m a football player and I wanted to play football. I love Spurs, but I love playing football more.”

He also opened up on trying to meet with Mauricio Pochettino to discuss his predicament, only to be told by his assistant to remain patient.

In spite of this, he has only positive things to tell about the Argentine who had previously managed him at Southampton. He also touched upon Pochettino’s brilliant coaching ability.

Victor Wanyama

Victor Wanyama was not trusted to start regularly after his return from injury (Image credit: Getty)

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That night in Madrid was one that no Spurs fan will ever forget. We were the better team on the night and if not for Alisson Becker, we could have probably won it.

Wanyama had scored a screamer against the Reds at Anfield in 2018. We could have done with such an unbeatable strike at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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