Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer says he never questioned transfer to club

The Austrian has proven a key member of the Spurs squad in recent weeks.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer has certainly proven himself a revelation in recent weeks.

The Austrian international has had to step up in 2016 after an injury to starting defender Jan Vertonghen.

The summer signing from FC Koln has certainly proved himself worthy of his Premier League switch in the Belgian’s absence and has impressed in his 20 appearances for the club.

But it took him a while to get going at Spurs. He did not make his Premier League debut for the club until January and he was linked with a potential exit from the club in the winter – as he looked to force his way into the Austria line-up for Euro 2016.

He has been speaking to Kurier this week and confirmed that he had no desire to leave Spurs in January:

“I knew that I had switched to a top club…

“You cannot always play; it was clear there is competition. At Tottenham I am the youngest in my position, so it was clear that I must be patient.

“No (I never questioned leaving). I was aware also at this time that I can continue to develop in this environment and in these training conditions. In recent weeks we have seen during my games that the step has not come too soon.”

Wimmer has been in fantastic form and if it was not for his presence in Vertonghen’s absence who knows what might have happened to Tottenham’s title fight.

Spurs are currently in second place in the Premier League and are fighting Leicester City for the Premier League title.

If they can reel in The Foxes, the importance of Wimmer cannot be understated.

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