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Wanyama’s Tottenham bundled out of Uefa Champions League

By DAVID KWALIMWA November 23rd, 2016 1 min read

Victor Wanyama’s hopes of playing in the knockout stages of the Uefa Champions League were dashed after Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 loss to French side Monaco on Tuesday night.

Spurs got off on the wrong footing when Djibril Sidibe scored the game’s opening goal just after halftime at the Stade Louis II, before Englishman Harry Kane leveled the scores from the penalty spot on 52 minutes.

The hosts then scored the winner through Thomas Lemar, 39 seconds after Keane’s goal.

Following this result, Tottenham now lie third in Group E, behind leaders Monaco (11 points) and German side Bayer Leverkusen (7 points). Spur, who have 4 points have only won one of their five group matches.


The best Wanyama and his team mates can achieve in Europe this season is a place in the Europa League should their maintain third spot ahead of Russian club CSKA Moscow who have 3 points.

In a recent interview with Nairobi News, Wanyama conceded that his club was struggling to adapt to the Wembley Stadium, their adopted home in the Champions League this season.

“Wembley is different from White Hart Lane. There is far less connection from the fans when we play there and at times it feels like we are playing away. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t trying our best to win the games,” he said.

Next up for Tottenham is a tough league match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.