Date: 24th September 2018 at 8:30am
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A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have heaped praise on Erik Lamela following the part he played in helping us to victory over Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend.

With Lamela often criticised for his consistency in games and the fact he either appears to shine or simply shrink when the going gets tough, the last few games – despite results not going for us – have seen him come in for some praise for his own efforts when on the pitch and given he’s used mostly as a substitute by manager Mauricio Pochettino, some think he’s now done enough to earn a run of starts.

Spurs did, of course, get back to winning ways at the Amex Stadium and Lamela grabbed our second on the day so that certainly didn’t count against him.

Having seen plenty of negatives comments about him on social media it’s good to see him getting the plaudits he deserves for a change as whilst others continue searching for the next gear in their own performances, he can definitely make a difference for us in the meantime.

Quite why it seems to be Lamela or Christian Eriksen is a little beyond me, but then again so is the way they take it in turns to be on the receiving end of criticism.

 

6 Replies to “Time For A Starting Spot As This Spurs Man Has Found His Consistency”

  • Lamela has recovered from his hip injury surgery, and is now showing what he can do. So yes he needs to start, rotation with Dele and Ericsson. If ericsson does not sign a new contract and his form drops off then a AMF Lamela / Dele / Moura will be very interesting. COYS

  • Lamela has certainly brought a lot of energy to the team when he’s come on this season …. but Moura and Son also bring a lot of energy. All three like to take their man on and move the ball forward. All three like to attack.
    The question is, who should be left out of the starting eleven? It’s a good position to be in because no matter which two starts the game, the third one is on the bench to keep the energy level going when needed. Maybe we should play all three and sit Dele on the bench?! It’s a nice problem for Mauricio to have.

  • Plus he has a Tottenham doormat!! He gave an interview to either an Italian or Argentinian publication during ththe summer that I read. In it he was saying how much he loves the club and the passion of the fans. Said he has no intention of leaving and will stay for as long as possible. I want that kid in our lineup as often as possible. He’s a skilful player with no end of energy and fight….that’s a rare combination.

  • Lamela, his skill, enthusiasm, work rate, aggression binds the team, also Spurs through and through, thus play him, works for me. COYS

  • We have five attacking midfield players and can play any three. We can also drop Eriksen deeper although I’m not convinced that works that well. Of the five Lamela amd Moura, who missed the World Cup and had a proper pre season, are in the best form so should be playing. Lamela seems to be in the best form of his entire time at Spurs at the moment, running with the ball and causing chaos. He’s normally a less reliable scorer than the others so when he is finding the back of the net you know he’s on song.

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