Former Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama believes that the atmosphere at Spurs is reminiscent to that of Celtic Park.

The 25-year-old Kenyan internationalist signed for the White Hart Lane side this summer but the two seasons he spent in Glasgow before moving to Southampton have served him well for what to expect with Tottenham.

The London club are in the Champions League, a competition where Wanyama excelled during his time at Celtic.

“Hopefully we can be in a situation where we have more Champions League nights every season,” Wanyama told football magazine FourFourTwo.

“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.”

Meanwhile, Barca legend Xavi has admitted that he was initially dubious whether or not Celtic icon Henrik Larsson could make an impact at the Nou Camp – doubts he insisted were blown away alost immediately.

Larsson left Celtic after seven years to sign for the Catalan giants with his memorable moment coming in the 2006 Champions League final when he set up the goals to enable Barca to beat Arsenal to the prestigious trophy.

“What I knew about Larsson was simply that he was coming from Celtic,” Xavi said. “He’d had a good career in Glasgow and he was a good striker.

“He wasn’t a young guy when he signed but I knew from the moment he arrived that he was a lovely guy and very professional. From the very first day there, he was loved by everyone in the dressing room.

“From the football side he helped us a lot. He helped us win leagues and he was the difference in helping Barcelona win the first Champions League of my generation.

“When I first heard Henrik was signing for Barcelona, my first thought was ‘Well, we’ll have to wait and see about this guy’.

“The gap between Scottish football and La Liga is quite significant but from the first day I saw him in training, the way he moved and the way he was in the box, I knew he was going to be a really good player for us.

“The impact he had on the team was so important. In the final of the Champions League he made the assists for the goals that helped us win the trophy.

“He was so important for us and he was loved by the supporters and his team-mates. The fans were always shouting ‘Larsson, Larsson’. They loved him.”