Kenyan international Victor Wanyama has revealed that his teammates at Tottenham Hotspur had discouraged him from taking shots to minimise wasted chances but after his goal aided the team pick a point against Liverpool, he is happy that his persistence paid off.
The midfielder was introduced as a second half substitute in the game at Anfield on Sunday 4 February and his powerful strike helped the North Londoners equalize and later earn a point from a clash that they had conceded in the third minute.
Wanyama's shots in previous matches were big misses he admits the team never wanted him to shoot again but he never gave up.
“I’ve had a couple of shots when I've come on and the lads haven't been happy with me and said I should stop shooting. I said 'I will continue shooting and one day, one will end up in the back of the net'. That day was today. I'm really glad. You can shoot like that 100 times and maybe never score once, so I'm happy to score this time and help the team,” he told Spurs official portal.
The former Southampton star admitted that Liverpool gave them a tough time but was happy to see his side grow stronger in the final half.
“It's a difficult place to play, they gave us a tough time but as the game went on we got better and showed what we can do. It was a strange end to the game, we put a lot of pressure on them, they got one ball forward and scored so we were down 2-1 then Harry stepped up again and scored the penalty. I said for Harry to miss for a second time is impossible,” he added.
The goal was Wanyama's first this season. He is still four short of the five he managed last season.