Victor Wanyama has had a difficult 2018-19 campaign at Tottenham Hotspur.
Indeed, injuries have restricted the midfielder to just 15 appearances in all competitions, but he was named in the starting XI against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.
Spurs are not exactly flooded with central midfielders at the moment and Wanyama benefited from Harry Winks’ absence to start.
The 27-year-old – a 2016 arrival from Southampton – could not prevent his side from suffering a 4-3 defeat on the night, but the away-goals rule sent Tottenham into the semi-finals of the Champions League.
There were times when Wanyama conceded possession, which is to be expected due to the amount of time that he has spent on the sidelines.
However, the Kenyan did a lot of good things at the Etihad Stadium and it would be fair to say that the Spurs fans were pleased with his performance against Pep Guardiola’s side.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
You were immense
— Marcus ?? (@Delecopter_) April 18, 2019
Well played Victor???
— Taylor (@TDesigns__) April 18, 2019
You stepped up to the plate my friend ! Lots of guts & passion. WELCOME BACK
— México Spurs (@MexicoSpurs) April 18, 2019
Nice game you were the boss in the midfield. ???? pic.twitter.com/TbqfAwgDSB
— T U S H ? ? (@joash_tush) April 18, 2019
You were quality last night Victor!
— COYS NEWS (@Coys_News) April 18, 2019
Great to have you back big Vic?
— Nicola Rayner (@NicolaRayner7) April 18, 2019
Beast Mode for the rest of the season
— Khevol (@Khevol_Omwenga) April 18, 2019
Keep going Victor, your getting back your confidence ? #COYS
— Jonathan Burns (@jrburns9) April 18, 2019