15 Jan, 09:37
Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama has revealed that visiting sick children at the London Hospital during his rehabilitation period played a great role in changing his thinking and mental approach towards his injury.
Wanyama suffered a gruesome knee injury that kept him out of action from August against Chelsea and returned as a substitute in their match against Swansea City in December but he insists that his injury was not comparable to the any of the cases he witnessed.
- They gave such a positive vibe. Then I said to myself, 'Victor, your problem is so very small'. In my country, I have been to see young children suffering from cancer. I help them to raise money for treatment. One boy was having his third stage of chemotherapy, the Kenyan wrote in the Daily Mail.
Wanyama said that he was categorically moved by the boy who appreciated his presence. He also played a little football with the little lady.
- Spending that day with him, I could feel his pain. He was so fragile. Watching him go through what he did was so moving yet he appreciated me being there so much. It was a Sunday, we played a little football and went on a few funfair rides. He was so happy and that made me feel amazing. My knee troubled my mind yet I was at peace helping those children, he continued.
As his teammate Harry Kane broke another record against Everton, Wanyama appeared as a substitute for Eric Dier again. He hopes to carry on playing and keeping the level of fitness.