FORMER fans’ favourite Victor Wanyama has compared Spurs with Celtic.
The powerful Kenyan midfielder joined up at the White Hart Lane outfit from Southampton in the summer.
Wanyama spent only two seasons in the east end of Glasgow following his £900,000 shift from Belgian side Beerschot AC in 2011 before being lured to St Mary’s in a £12million deal.
The 25-year-old enforcer reckons his short spell at Parkhead prepared him for life in London.
And he is enjoying the Champions League atmosphere with Spurs as he builds on his reputation among the European elite.
It was Wanyama, of course, who headed Neil Lennon’s side’s opening goal in the memorable 2-1 group victory over the superstars of Barcelona at Parkhead in 2012.
Tony Watt slammed in the winner that remarkable evening and, ironically, while his former team-mate now plies his trade in England’s capital city, the matchwinner is doing likewise in Scotland with Hearts.
Wanyama said: “Hopefully, Spurs can be in a situation where we have more Champions League nights every season.
“I think this club is up there with Celtic. It’s a big club and you can feel that in the dressing room.
“We have young players who want to work hard and who are very ambitious, which is a good thing.”