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Five-game ban was toughest time of my career-Wanyama

Wanyama concedes that having to sit out for six weeks was 'the toughest time of his career'

Wanyama concedes that having to sit out for six weeks was ‘the toughest time of his career’

UNITED KINGDOM, March 22 – Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama is thrilled to return to the side after a five-game ban for picking up three red cards that kept him sidelined for six weeks.

The Kenya international came on as a half-time substitute as Saints produced a remarkable comeback from two goals down to defeat Liverpool 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday.

It was Wanyama’s first game since the 1-0 victory over West Ham on February 6, an absence that the 24-year-old admits has been ‘the toughest time of my career’.

‘It was really good to be back,’ he told the club’s official website. I’ve really learned my lesson although it has been really painful, but now I’m back in and I’m just going to put the disappointment behind me and it was a positive coming back with a win which is just a massive thing for me,” Wanyama said.

Wanyama served the punishment after his third dismissal of the season, and a five-match suspension is not something that he wants to experience again.

“I think it was the toughest time of my career. I’ve learned a lot during this time so hopefully it will keep going and I can try and help the team.

“I’ve learned that you have to time your tackles well and you have to be sure about going for tackles. I have really learned that and I’m trying to put that into my game and not to try and go crazy in tackles,”‘ he confessed.

-Daily Mail-

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