Victor Wanyama says Mauricio Pochettino’s assistant, Jesus Perez, helped him to lose 7kg when he joined Tottenham.

The midfielder recently returned from a four-month injury lay-off, which he described as a “dark time” in a column for The Mail.

Wanyama also explained that everybody at the club helped him through his injury, particularly Perez.

“It’s tough at Tottenham, Jesus Perez, the manager’s assistant is mad,” he wrote.

“He knows everything about all of us, he works you hard with different ideas and it’s very fruitful.

“I lost 7kg when I arrived at Tottenham from Southampton. He made me fitter. Every day now I feel stronger.”

For me, Wanyama is one of the most important players in the squad. Hopefully he can stay fit for the remainder of the season.



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