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Erik Manuel Lamela | Forward

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 154

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Tottenham's positive season ended in total collapse, losing to Newcastle United 5-1 and slipping to a third place finish behind rival Arsenal.
A season marked with so many positives for Spurs will be hard to focus on with the way things ended, earning just two points in their final four matches to slip one point off of a second place finish. They simply looked gassed from the opening whistle today and the absence of Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele could not have been more apparent. After falling behind 2-0, there looked to be a window of hope for Tottenham when Erik Lamela pulled one back in the second half, scoring from a tight angle. Then, a red card to Newcastle gave Spurs a man advantage and a chance to get that one point needed to finish second in the table. The bottom fell out for them from that point on though as the Magpies scored three times more despite being a man down. A young talented club should have plenty of ambition heading into next season but the end of this campaign will sting for some time. May 15 - 12:22 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Tottenham did not let the widening gap with table-leading Leicester City get them down as they exploded for three goals in a six minute stretch to dispatch of Manchester United, 3-0.

In a match that started a half-hour late due to the Man United team bus being delayed in traffic, it looked like it would be a defensive battle between two of the top defensive clubs in the league after a goalless first half. It remained 0-0 until the 70th minute when Spurs unlocked the Red Devil defense. Christian Eriksen supplied a perfectly weighted ball that met Dele Alli's foot while making a run into the box and the latter slotted home. Four minutes later, Toby Alderweireld headed home his fourth league goal from an Eric Lamela corner. Lamela then met a Danny Rose pass at the top of the box two minutes after that and executed a beautiful one-touch finish. It may be too late for Tottenham to catch Leicester but they have plenty of positives to look back on in this season of remarkable growth.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 10 - 1:35 PM

Erik Lamela has recovered from a calf injury and is available for selection when Tottenham host Manchester United on Sunday.

Lamela missed last weekend's draw with Liverpool and his lack of presence was felt. Heung-Min Son replaced him in the XI and was more erratic than he was effective. This has been a very productive season for Lamela as he has shown much growth under Mauricio Pochettino. Expect him to slot straight back into the XI on the right of the attacking midfield trio against the Red Devils.
Apr 8 - 10:16 AM

Tottenham players are dropping like flies with the latest news suggesting that Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela are doubts for their respective countries this week.

Reports from Belgium indicate that Alderweireld was unable to fly to Portugal on Sunday with the rest of his teammates after suffering from a bout of gastroenteritis. However, the Tottenham defender hasn’t been ruled out of the game in Leiria just yet - Alderweireld will be assessed on Monday and could re-join the group if passed fit. Meanwhile, in Argentina Lamela is a doubt for the World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Wednesday after sitting out of training due to a muscular problem. The extent and nature of the injury is currently unknown. The pair join Mousa Dembele who aggravated an ankle injury on Saturday.
Mar 27 - 3:43 PM

Erik Lamela scored his first professional hat trick as Tottenham enjoyed a near perfect result to top their Europa League group with a 4-1 win over AS Monaco.

Just about everything Spurs needed to do was accomplished in their win. Mauricio Pochettino rested several key players including Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen. He got an encouraging first start from young midfielder Josh Onomah. Nacer Chadli and Nabil Bentaleb both got substitution appearances as they return from their injuries. The papers will spotlight Lamela though, whose three goals weren't exactly awe-inspiring - a tap in and a couple of well placed shots on counter-attacks. He has been exceptional in European play so far and will be a key to their hopes in the knockout stage. With Eriksen and Mousa Dembele looking locked in for two of the three attacking midfield spots, Lamela appears to have taken a lead on Hueng-min Son for the final position.
Source: Telegraph
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 11:49:00 PM

Erik Lamela was unavailable to Tottenham for their Week 13 win over West Ham United due to a one match ban, but Mauricio Pochettino revealed today that the attacking midfielder is nursing a groin injury.

Lamela picked up the issue while on international duty and we had a hint there was something wrong when he did not train with the Argentine squad. Now he has been ruled out for the Europa League tie against Qarabag, putting his Week 14 availability against Chelsea into question. Once again, Spurs are getting stretched a bit thin in midfield, as Dele Alli will not participate against the Blues because of a one match ban, while Nabil Bentaleb has yet to be passed fit since receiving a "bad tackle" during the international break. It's looking more certain now that Ryan Mason will make the XI this weekend.
Source: The Guardian
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 09:07:00 AM

Erik Lamela has failed to train with the Argentine national team for the second day running, as he is dealing with "muscular discomfort".

The injury woes continue for Spurs in their attacking midfield, as now every one of their regulars in the three attacking positions has been hit by injury of some severity or other. It is yet to be seen how serious this one is for Lamela, but Mauricio Pochettino looks to be able to turn back to Hueng-min Son as a starter for Week 13 if need be, as the South Korean is currently starting in the second of his nation's World Cup qualifiers against Laos, and has already scored as of halftime. Lamela would not be available for their match against West Ham anyway, as he serves a one-match ban for accumulating his fifth yellow card of the first half of the season.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 08:06:00 AM

Erik Lamela has been a massive disappointment since his big money move to White Hart Lane two summers ago but he is teasing Spurs supporters with signs of life heading into his second off-season with the club.

Surely, the right thing for Spurs would be to move on from Lamela and salvage whatever value is left from his original transfer fee. What must be horrifying to supporters is the possibility that management might take his late-season run of seeming competence (the real contributions behind his 29 fantasy points over the past two weekends) as a sign that he might yet turn it around. More likely, Spurs supporters will be left to cry as Lamela starts to light up Serie A upon his return next season.
Thu, May 7, 2015 11:06:00 AM

The future of Erik Lamela has been a question hanging in the balance for Tottenham as he wraps up his second season with the club, but recent performances have given Spurs reason to smile.

One of the marquee signings in the aftermath of the Gareth Bale transfer, it had been nothing short of disappointment for Lamela for most of his Tottenham career until recently. After falling out of favor most weeks since the holiday season, he has seen a resurgence since Mauricio Pochettino turned back to him in recent matches. He assisted against Newcastle in Week 33, scored against Southampton in Week 34 and while not earning either credit this past weekend against Manchester City, he put in another solid shift that earned him 12 fantasy points. He could make for a nice low ownership play down the stretch this season.
Tue, May 5, 2015 11:41:00 AM

Tottenham erased 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to earn a point at St. Mary's in a 2-2 final against Southampton.

Pochettino's first visit to his former club's ground was an entertaining affair. Eric Lamela accounted for their first goal as they answered the one scored by Graziano Pelle just before halftime. Eric Dier sent a cross in that was headed by Harry Kane into Lamela's path and the Argentine finished. After Pelle scored again in the second half, it was Nacer Chadli who then responded. Dier again was the supplier, and Chadli scored from a tough angle to pull Spurs level once more. It would end that way but not without chances from both sides. Spurs dominated possession but they will be happy to have come back twice in this one to grab a point.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 10:17:00 AM

Erik Lamela and Ryan Mason both missed the Tottenham fight back over Burnley on Wednesday in the FA Cup but the pair are closing in on a return as they continue their recovery from respective calf and hamstring injuries.

Lamela picked up a minor strain in training prior to his sides’ emphatic win over Chelsea at White Hart Lane on New Years’ Day while Mason pulled up with a nasty looking thigh problem after 10 minutes of that game – although tests later confirmed the tear was not as bad as originally feared. Pochettino categorically ruled the duo out of the Palace match in game week 21 but revealed one or both of the players could return to face Sunderland with an assessment planned for Friday. Spurs face Sunderland who will be hoping that their proposed move for Jermaine Defoe will be completed in time for the England international to return against his former club.
Source: ESPN FC
Thu, Jan 15, 2015 07:34:00 PM

Erik Lamela finally opened his Premier League account, scoring his first in style, as Tottenham were able to hang on with a 2-1 win over Burnley.

While normally a struggle for Spurs to make a statement early in matches, they were able to do so today as Harry Kane opened the scoring twenty minutes in, heading home a cross from Nacer Chadli, giving him his first home goal in league play this season. It was Lamela that opened everyone's eyes in the 38th minute though, when he cut left from his right flank position and sent a dazzling curling effort over the box and into the top left corner of the Claret goal. Lamela is still a work in progress but the talent is there waiting to be harnessed and we saw a fine glimpse of it today. Expect his pitch time to increase.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 11:57:00 AM

A hat-trick from Harry Kane and a brace from Erik Lamela helped Tottenham thrash Greek side Asteras Tripolis and saunter to a first win in the Europa League group-stage.

Let's start with Lamela's first goal, a 20 yard 'rabona', one of the most outrageous finishes ever seen in football. If you haven't seen it yourself, check the link below. Kane opened the scoring with a fine strikr of his own and went on to score a hattrick, with Lamela grabbing a second goal himself. It was a particularly eventful night for Kane, who ended the game in goal when keeper Hugo Lloris was sent off (with Spurs having used all three substitutes), and conceded from the first shot he faced in comical style. Still, it was a great performance and result for Mauricio Pochettino's men and they will take confidence in to the weekend clash with Newcastle.
Source: Vine
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 03:40:00 AM

Erik Lamela scored a wonderful goal as Argentina thrashed World Champions Germany 4-2 in an international friendly.

There are signs that this is going to be a much improved season for Lamela. A promising performance against QPR in Week 2 of the Premier League showed off some of the winger's talents, and this goal suggests he's feeling confident and sharp. 22-year-old Lamela found things tough going against Liverpool in Week 3 as Spurs were outplayed but he should remain on your fantasy radar for next weekend's match against Sunderland, and beyond.
Source: Daily Mail
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 04:21:00 AM

Tottenham have gotten off to a perfect start this season after crushing QPR, 4-0, and find themselves sitting top of the table thanks to the production of players like Erik Lamela.

Some of the key figures who were brought in after the mammoth Gareth Bale deal last summer are beginning to bear fruit. Spurs ran circles around a poorly organized Rangers side with Nacer Chadli bagging a brace and Lamela, who was especially lively, providing two assists. Eric Dier continued to make his mark, scoring his second goal in as many games and Emmanuel Adebayor found the score sheet as well for Spurs fourth and final goal. There is still some player movement likely to occur before the end of the summer window, but right now, Pochettino looks like he has got a plan and so far it is working quite well. If you dont have Lamela in your fantasy squad yet, hurry up and grab him while he is dirt cheap.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:51:00 AM