Erik Lamela produced one of his best-ever performances in a Tottenham shirt on Tuesday night. The 27-year-old had a hand in three goals as Spurs put Crvena zvezda to the sword, winning 5-0 at home. Lamela has been a regular under Mauricio Pochettino and continues to reward his manager’s faith with goals and assists.
The Argentine international whipped in a corner for Harry Kane to head home in the ninth minute (1-0), crossed for Heung-min Son to finish from close range in the 16th minute (2) and got on the scoresheet in the 57th minute (4-0). Lamela was a constant threat throughout the game and could have scored a hat-trick on another day.
Erik Lamela is slowly becoming the player we all expected from Roma, he’s been our best player for weeks now.
— J???? (@oJaayCo) October 22, 2019
Harry Kane standard masterclass, Sonny on fire, Ndombele balling big time, Lamela playing extremely well, Sanchez solid as ever, Lo Celso getting match minutes. 5-0 Champions League win. I can’t wait to get ripped apart at Anfield on the weekend though.
— LP ☬???? (@thfclp__) October 22, 2019
Aurier, Sanchez, Davies were brilliant at the back tonight.
I will not listen to ANY negativity, they were brilliant and that is the response we needed.
Ndombele, Sissoko, Son, Kane and Lamela were faultless.
— Rob (@RobMDK) October 22, 2019
— fluffiwaffles (@fluffiwaffles) October 22, 2019
Some points from that game:
-Lamela is class
-Lo Celso can replace Eriksen
-Sanchez is a great CB
-On his day Aurier is incredible
-Son will win Ballon d'Or
-Dele is back
-Kane is back
The Spurs are back.
If you say 'Its just Red Star', you're dum dum, bc this is what we needed.
— Allen (@thfcelery) October 22, 2019
Against Crvena zvezda, Lamela played for 90 minutes, made 57 touches, create three chances, had five shots and three on target, made one clearance, completed 91.9% of his 37 passes, has whipped in four crosses with 50% accuracy, made two tackles and made one successful dribble.
Lamela has featured in every game in every competition this season, making 13 appearances. The 27-year-old has contributed six goals in 732 minutes of football and is becoming undroppable under Pochettino.