Victor Wanyama comments on the benefits of Tottenham's upcoming pre-season trip

Alexis Sanchez fights for the ball with Victor Wanyama

Spurs will face Juventus and Atletico Madrid in Australia next week.

Manchester City's Samir Nasri in action with Southampton's Victor WanyamaManchester City's Samir Nasri in action with Victor Wanyama

Tottenham new boy Victor Wanyama has spoken of his excitement ahead of the club’s pre-season trip to Australia, in a video posted by the official Spurs Twitter account.

The Lilywhites will take part in the International Champions Cup next week, facing Juventus at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday and Atletico Madrid at the same stadium on Friday.

“I think it’s a good opportunity for me to learn about my team-mates and I’m looking forward to it,” said Wanyama.

Alexis Sanchez fights for the ball with Victor WanyamaAlexis Sanchez fights for the ball with Victor Wanyama

“They are very interesting and big games so I think it will be good to get experience from the likes of Juve and Atletico Madrid, it will be a very good test for us.”

The Kenyan was Tottenham’s first signing of the summer, arriving from Southampton last month, and he will be hoping to use pre-season as a springboard to Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Wanyama faces a tough task to get ahead of Eric Dier in the pecking order, but Mousa Dembele’s suspension from the first four Premier League games of next season could give him an unexpected opportunity early on.

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier in action with Southampton's Dusan TadicTottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier in action with Southampton's Dusan Tadic

Whether Pochettino opts to field both Dier and Wanyama in midfield together remains to be seen, but the 25-year old is sure to play an important role in the forthcoming campaign.

Spurs were hampered by their inability to rotate Dier last season but the Kenyan’s arrival should mean that there is always a specialised defensive midfielder available and that will go a long way towards preventing the type of burnout witnessed at the back-end of last season.

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