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Victor Wanyama loving life in Southampton

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Southampton new boy Victor Wanyama is enjoying getting used to the rigours of the Premier League.

The powerful midfielder arrived from Scottish champions Celtic in the summer for a fee of around £12 million.

It has been an encouraging start for the 22-year-old as well. He has played all 90 minutes in each of Southampton's three opening Premier League games and has kept a leading performer from last season, Jack Cork, out of the eleven so far.

The south coast club have picked a win, draw and loss so far and have continued the fast, attractive style of football employed by Mauricio Pochettino since he took charge last year, replacing Nigel Adkins who gained back-to-back promotions.

Wanyama was one of three high profile signings in the summer as Southampton splashed the cash, over £30 million of it to also bring in Pablo Osvaldo and Dejan Lovren.

There is a real belief that in the next one or two years that Southampton can start to push for a European spot as long as they don't suffer from the dreaded 'second season syndrome.'

The Kenyan, who signed for the St Marys outfit amid another bid from Cardiff City and interest from Manchester United, told Goal.com“I have enjoyed every bit of England since I arrived and I am looking forward for not only better days but better performances from myself and the team.

“I have not found it hard gelling into the team because my team-mates have been very friendly and they have made life relatively easy for me.

“The game in England is much different from that in Scotland. In England the speed is quite high and the game is physical.

“Also, Southampton play quite a passing game as compared to Celtic and I must say it is the kind of game I enjoy playing. Generally, I feel very comfortable in the team and the league.

“There is always pressure to perform and pressure to win games. I can say that is the biggest challenge so far,” the former Beerschot midfielder continued.

“You always have to prepare yourself mentally and brace yourself to fight. But at the same time, the passion of the game in England is great. The stadium is always full and the fans are there to cheer you up whether you are home or away. It’s fantastic!”

Wanyama is currently on international duty with Kenya as he looks to add to his 25 caps with an appearance against Namibia on Saturday.

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