Wanyama’s commitment shows Tottenham players buy into Pochettino’s vision

Victor Wanyama has unequivocally committed his future to Tottenham by saying he wants to see out his contract – which runs until 2021 – at the club, according to Goal.com.

That shows just how committed Tottenham’s players are to the project Mauricio Pochettino is putting together and that unity should eventually lead to trophies, despite increased riches elsewhere.

What’s the story, then?

Wanyama told Goal that despite making just 18 Premier League appearances in an injury-hit 2017/18, he is committed to fulfilling his current deal at Tottenham, and is determined to feature more next season.

It goes on to say that the Kenyan international – who is valued at £27m by Transfermarkt – is happy at the club despite rumours linking him with a move away in the summer transfer window.

Pochettino needs the players to buy in

Tottenham have made impressive progress under Pochettino but the fact remains – and although the revamp of White Hart Lane is geared towards closing the gap, it will likely remain the case in future too – they cannot compete on the same financial plane as Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, not to mention continental superpowers.

That means that keeping their elite players relies on them having major faith in what Pochettino is trying to achieve at the club, especially in the absence of tangible silverware to measure their improvement by.

Having a player such as Wanyama quell all doubts so early on shows that spirit is there on North London and with similar commitment from other players in the squad, Tottenham will eventually get the trophies to show for their performances.