Victor Wanyama shares half-time team talk, makes promise to fans

Tottenham's Victor Wanyama in action with Everton's Ross Barkley

Tottenham Hotspur failed to win against Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Everton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Tottenham's Victor WanyamaEverton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Tottenham's Victor Wanyama

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama has revealed to the club’s official website what manager Mauricio Pochettino told the team during half time.

Spurs kicked off their 2016-17 Premier League campaign with a 1-1 draw with Everton away from home on Saturday afternoon.

Everton took the lead after just five minutes when Ross Barkley scored from a free kick.

Tottenham restored parity just before the hour mark through Argentina international attacker Erik Lamela.

Tottenham's Victor Wanyama in action with Everton's Ross BarkleyTottenham's Victor Wanyama in action with Everton's Ross Barkley

The Merseyside outfit were the better team in the first half, but Spurs did play better than they had done in the opening 45 minutes after the break.

Wanyama has revealed what Pochettino told the players at half time and has also praised the Tottenham fans.

The 25-year-old Kenya international defensive midfielder has also stated that he and his Spurs teammates will win their next game.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

“We were a bit slow to join the attack and we were losing the second balls,” Wanyama told Tottenham’s official website. “We were too far from each other and we weren’t compact.

“The manager made his point clear at half-time – he wanted us to go and do more. He wanted us to be compact and fight for every ball and in the second half we did that and showed a significant improvement.”

"We could hear them and their support was brilliant but I’m a bit disappointed that we didn’t give them three points,” added Wanyama about Tottenham fans. “Next time we’ll fight and get the win.

“Now we’ve learned a lesson and we’ll improve on our mistakes. We’ll go back to training and fight more to take our chances and kill the game."

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.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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