January 10

Teammates told me never to shoot, jokes Wanyama

first_img“I have had several shots at goal since I returned and some of the lads were not happy and they said that I should not be shooting again but i said to myself that I would continue shooting and one day it will get into the back of the net and that day was today,” Wanyama joked speaking to Spurs’ official TV stream after the game.The sentiments were shared by striker Harry Kane who was at the centre of the game, missing a penalty and scoring a late one as he joined an elite list of Premier League players to reach 100 league goals.“He’s proved us wrong! He had a few shots recently and they have all gone to the corner flag and we told him not to shoot. But fair play to him he stuck it for us today and he pulled us one of the best strikes I have seen. I probably haven’t seen a better one in my career to be fair,” the English forward who described the goal as a ‘wonder strike’ further opined.Harry Kane wheels away in celebrating his goal against Liverpool on February 4, 2018 with Victor Wanyama in the background. PHOTO/Daily MailWanyama has had a slow return to the Spurs first team since fully recovering from a knee injury that put him out for a period of four months and is yet to be in the starting 11 for a Premier League match.The midfield workhorse said he was delighted to play a positive role for the side, adding that getting a point away to Liverpool is no mean task.“I thought in the second half we played much better. We had a feeling we would score but unfortunately we didn’t until I came on and I got a goal. Sometimes it’s difficult; you can shoot and don’t score. I am happy I scored today to help the team,”“It is a difficult place to come because they always give us a tough time but today we got better and showed what we can do and I think we deserved to win today,” the midfielder further stated.The result sees Spurs remain at fifth on the English Premier League table, four ahead of North London rivals Arsenal who they face on Saturday in Wembley.Before then, Spurs will take on League Two side Newport County in the FA Cup on Wednesday and Wanyama might start the match.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Victor Wanyama wheels away in celebrating his goal against Liverpool on February 4, 2018.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 5- Harambee Stars captain and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama has disclosed in the aftermath of his wonder-strike against Liverpool on Sunday, that his teammates had told him never to shoot again after some below per efforts.Wanyama came on for Moussa Dembele in the 79th minute of Spurs’ 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Anfield and with barely two minutes on the pitch struck a worldie from almost 25 yards out to pull his side level at 1-1.last_img read more

November 17

Leicester players to give special kit-tribute to owner Vichai in home game vs Burnley

first_imgLeicester City players will wear shirts with club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s name embroidered on them when they play their first home match since the Thai tycoon was killed in a helicopter crash, the Premier League club said.Vichai was one of five killed in the crash near the King Power Stadium after Leicester’s last home league match on October 27.Leicester said they will pay tribute to Vichai with a video presentation when they host Burnley in the league on Saturday, while supporters have also planned a march to the venue.Also Read – Glad we got the win for him: Schmeichel dedicates Leicester win to deceased ownerBoth teams will wear black armbands during the game, with a two-minute silence to be observed before the kick off, while Leicester’s players will wear the tribute shirts in the first half and shirts with a poppy emblem for the second to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.”The Srivaddhanaprabha family and everyone at Leicester City Football Club have been deeply moved by the remarkable volume of generous and thoughtful tributes left at King Power Stadium,” the club said in a statement.READ – Football fraternity mourns death of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha”The support of our fans, our community and the football world during this darkest of weeks will never be forgotten.”Leicester City defeated Cardiff City 1-0 on Saturday in a highly-charged occasion and after the match ended the players headed to the airport for what they were clear was the day’s most important engagement.advertisementREAD – Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha dies in helicopter crashManager Claude Puel and the squad were booked on a 9,600km flight to Thailand to pay their respects at the funeral of their late owner Srivaddhanaprabha.The last seven days have been full of outpourings of emotion and Saturday’s game in Cardiff always felt secondary to the heartfelt tributes that preceded it. A wreath was laid on the pitch and a minute’s silence immaculately observed by both sets of fans.”Every single player wanted to get out there to be at the funeral. “We are glad we’ve come away today from a really tough game with a win we can bring to Thailand and hope we did the family proud. I feel proud, it’s been a really tough week for everyone,” Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel said.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more