Victor Wanyama makes an admission about Mauricio Pochettino

Juventus' Pol Lirola in action with Tottenham's Victor Wanyama

Victor Wanyama joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.

Erik Lamela celebrates with Victor Wanyama after scoring the first goal for TottenhamErik Lamela celebrates with Victor Wanyama

Tottenham Hotspur defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama has admitted to the club’s official website that head coach Mauricio Pochettino has made him and his teammates work hard during pre-season training.

Wanyama made the comments following the North London outfit’s pre-season trip to Australia.

The 25-year-old Kenya international, though, has made it clear that he enjoyed the trip despite having to work hard.

The former Celtic star has also stated that the trip to Australia has allowed him to know his teammates better.

Juventus' Mario Lemina in action with Tottenham's Victor WanyamaJuventus' Mario Lemina in action with Tottenham's Victor Wanyama

“This trip has been good – I’ve got to know my team-mates and I’ve enjoyed it,” Wanyama told Tottenham’s official website. “I know the gaffer has worked us hard but it’s been great to be here.

“It is important for me to get to know my team-mates better and this trip has helped me do that – that’s how you build relationships and team spirit so it’s been really good for that.

“We can only take positives from this trip – we’ve got some good players here and we’ve played some good football. There are things we can learn from too but we’ll get back on the training ground and work on that.”

Juventus' Pol Lirola in action with Tottenham's Victor WanyamaJuventus' Pol Lirola in action with Tottenham's Victor Wanyama

Wanyama joined Tottenham from Premier League rivals Southampton in the summer transfer window.

According to The London Evening Standard, Spurs had to pay the Saints a transfer fee of £11 million in order to secure the services of the Kenya international this summer.

The North London outfit are reportedly going to pay Wanyama a weekly salary of £55,000 on a five-year contract.

Wanyama scored one goal and created 15 chances in 30 Premier League appearances for Southampton last season.

The midfielder had a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 21%, and won 64 headers, 23 dribbles and 71 tackles.

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

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