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Erik Manuel Lamela | Forward | #11

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 176

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Erik Lamela returned from injury and provided an assist off the substitute's bench during Tottenham's 2-1 defeat by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Stunning strikes from Leicester's title-winning heroes Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez extended Tottenham's Premier League winless run to three matches on Tuesday night. While both of Leicester's goal were unstoppable strikes, Spurs were punished for a host of missed chances as they put just six of 18 shots on target. The silver lining from the defeat was the return of Lamela, who made his first appearance after a lengthy 13-month absence. Brought on in the 77th minute, the Argentine slipped Harry Kane through to fire home just minutes after his introduction. Though the goal was not enough to turn the tide, the availability of Lamela is a boost ahead of the busy festive period. Nov 28 - 6:53 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that winger Erik Lamela is close to a comeback from a hip injury.

The Argentine international is expected to make the team to face Leicester City on Tuesday night ahead of a busy next few weeks after more than a year out due to recurring problems from a hip injury. Said Pochettino in his prematch press conference: "Good news - Erik has stepped up and is contention for tomorrow...Of course, after more than one year, it's so important to start to feel again the emotion to play and compete. It's so important and of course I'm so happy because he is going to help the team a lot."
Nov 27 - 4:23 PM

Erik Lamela has made his long-awaited return from injury after more than a year on the sidelines.

The Argentine ended 13 months of misery when he was named in the starting XI for the U23s who lost a five-goal thriller to rivals Chelsea. "The Argentine, not seen in a Spurs shirt since [the] League Cup in October last year, took another step on his road to recovery following hip problems with a good shift…." the official post-match report read. His recuperation, which has been punctuated by setbacks, finally looks to be heading the right direction with Lamela pushing for a first-team return ahead of a busy fixture programme. While his prowess in the attacking third is well-publicised [ranked Top Three for key passes and successful dribbles], it’s Lamela’s tenacious work rate which often goes unnoticed. During 2015/16 only Mousa Dembele completed more tackles on average across 90 minutes and in his 9 matches last season – Tottenham were unbeaten conceding fewer goals [0.46] than they did across the remainder of the campaign [0.76].
Nov 20 - 5:12 AM

After hinting Erik Lamela could be involved in Tottenham's Carabao Cup tie this week, Mauricio Pochettino has since ruled out the Argentine winger.

We have now hit the year mark since we last witnessed Lamela in action and his long-term hip injury rehab has not gone as swimmingly as hoped. First hinting at a return Wednesday night, Pochettino ruled Lamela out, adding "I cannot say tomorrow, one week, or one month" regarding his return. Once Lamela is indeed ready for competitive action, one wonders how he would fit in Pochettino's current preferred system with three center backs and wingbacks. With Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli locked in at the attacking midfield positions, a right wingback role may be Lamela's only opening. However, he does not live up to the defensive levels of Serge Aurier or Kieran Trippier.
Source: Independent
Oct 24 - 10:22 PM

Reports suggest that Erik Lamela may not be ready for a return to competitive action until October, but there was better news regarding his Tottenham teammate.

The Argentine endured an injury plagued 2016/17 which restricted him to just six Premier League starts. Lamela was battling an ongoing and persistent hip injury which ultimately ended his season after going under the knife. The initial procedure in early April focussed on a problem on his left hip and that was followed up by surgery on the opposite side 6 weeks later. Although there has been no definitive timeline outlined by the club, the Mirror say that Lamela is still around 4 months away from playing again. However, there was better regarding Danny Rose who is recovering from a knee operation. The England international was back with the first team in April having been sidelined since January, but a decision was taken to undergo "exploratory surgery" as the problem had not been fully resolved. While Rose is expected to miss the opening weekend, he should be available by mid-August.
Source: The Mirror
Jun 20 - 3:57 AM

Tottenham officially announced that winger Erik Lamela will have surgery to repair a persistent hip problem.

The Argentine playmaker has been out since early November after suffering what was thought to be a minor hip injury. Nearly five months, a trip to Argentina and rehab in Rome later, Lamela is back to square one and will have surgery that will rule him out for the rest of the season. The winger made only 14 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring two goals. Said the club in a statement: "The player has achieve​d a good level of function, however he has been unable to reach the stage required to make a full return to training. Therefore, following ongoing extensive consultation with specialists, surgery has been agreed by all as the best course of action."
Mar 29 - 3:13 PM

Erik Lamela may have kicked his last ball for Tottenham as the Argentinian struggles to overcome a persistent and ongoing hip problem.

The 25-year-old play maker is said to be at loggerheads with the club over whether he requires surgery, a disagreement which has left Lamela in limbo as he enters the final year of his current deal. Tottenham, feel they have been more than accommodating over the past few months, allowing Lamela to return home to Argentina to spend time with his family, before granting him permission to be treated at his former club, Roma, by Italian physiotherapist Damiano Stefanini. But, Spurs are becoming increasingly frustrated at his lack of progress, and with only ten Premier League games remaining, Lamela is unlikely to feature again in 2016/17.
Source: The Times
Mar 24 - 6:15 AM

While they've done just fine without him, Spurs will have to continue without winger Erik Lamela for the time being.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed the Argentine international is still in Italy, where he is rehabbing with AS Roma doctors after missing the last the last two months with a hip injury; and it still looks like the attacker is weeks away from a full return. Said Pochettino: "It’s not important to say ‘one week, two weeks, three weeks’, it’s important he feels well and is recovering well after his injury. Our expectation is that when he arrives back we’ll test him and see what level he’s at, build his fitness and then see when he’ll be available to be involved again."
Jan 18 - 6:53 PM

With the exception of Erik Lamela, Tottenham should have a squad at full strength against Southampton on Wednesday,

Mauricio Pochettino only ruled out fellow countryman Lamela, meaning Vincent Janssen, Mousa Dembele and Toby Alderweireld should all be ready for matchday as the trio have been involved in training all week. It also helps that Spurs play 48 hours later than most of the matches this gameweek, which takes place on Boxing Day. Alderweireld should slot straight back into the XI, Janssen will likely take on a bench role while Dembele could go either way, as Pochettino has options in the center of the pitch should he not want to risk starting the Belgian.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:16:00 AM

Mauricio Pochettino announced in his press conference ahead of Tottenham's clash with Arsenal on Sunday that Erik Lamela has been ruled out of contention.

Lamela picked up a hip injury in training on Tuesday and it is serious enough to keep him out for Sunday. With Moussa Sissoko suspended, Pochettino will need to shift one of his other midfielders to the more uncustomary right. Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son look locked in as starters and Harry Kane may step into a starting striker role immediately.
Source: Ham and High
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 04:50:00 AM

Erik Lamela had a hat trick worth of assists and added a goal in Tottenham's 5-0 drubbing of Gillingham in the EFL Cup.

Lamela, who lost his spot to Heung-min Son for the last two weeks in league play, was a force to be reckoned with in a side that featured mostly secondary players for Mauricio Pochettino. He set up Christian Eriken for the first two goals Spurs scored. Three minutes after Eriksen made it a brace, Kieran Trippier was brought down in the box and Vincent Janssen scored from the spot, opening his Tottenham account. Lamela then picked out Josh Onomah for the fourth goal before ending the scoring with a goal himself. Georges-Kévin Nkoudou made his debut as a substitute as well as the highly-touted Marcus Edwards, who nearly scored toward the end of the match. Lamela will be pushing to get his starting role back after this performance but Son has not done anything worth getting dropped during this opportunity.
Source: The Guardian
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 02:44:00 PM

Tottenham's attack looked a bit out of sorts in the opening hour of the match but Erik Lamela took his fine preseason form and carried it into the regular season, scoring an equalizer that would allow Spurs to earn a 1-1 draw with Everton.

Spurs were behind the eight ball early, conceding inside five minutes from an Everton free kick that Hugo Lloris was not able to react to properly. Injury was added to insult for the France #1 keeper when he had to leave before halftime with what looks to be a hamstring issue. Tottenham looked short on creativity in the final third, an air of sluggishness that befell them toward the end of last season. Things changed in the 59th minute though, when Lamela opened his account by scoring with a header to the far corner after being set up with a sharp cross from Kyle Walker. They then began to put immense pressure on the Toffees for the remaining half hour, helped by the debut of Vincent Janssen who came on as a substitute, but they were denied a match-winner by some strong goalkeeping from Maarten Stekelenburg. Spurs take on Crystal Palace next for their home opener.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 12:12:00 PM

Erik Lamela, looking to fend off a potential challenge to his spot in the line-up, scored Spurs' lone goal in their 2-1 loss to Juventus on Tuesday.

Spurs, traveling to Australia for their part in the International Champions Cup, lost their initial match to Italian Champions Juventus on Thursday. While they lost, their lone goal was promising with new arrival Victor Wanyama who won the ball as Juve attempted to clear their own end. He passed up to youngster Shayon Harrison who fed Lamela for a fine finish low to the far corner. A solid effort from a predominantly second team and youth squad for Spurs.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 09:47:00 AM

With a 3-0 win over Bolivia, Argentina cruised to first place in Group D despite resting several starters.

Lionel Messi, Angel di Maria, Marcos Rojo, Javier Mascharano, and Javier Pastore all started the match on the bench and Argentina still cruised to an easy victory to finish atop Copa America Centenario Group D. All three goals came early with Lamela, Lavezzi, and Cuesta all scoring inside of 32 minutes. It could have been a lot more. Argentina will move on to face Group C runner-up Venezuela.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 09:49:00 AM

Former Manchester City manager and current Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini looks at Tottenham's Erik Lamela as his club's top signing target this summer.

Mancini is looking to improve on the attacking creativity of Internazionale, as the club looks to improve upon their fourth place finish in Serie A this past season after sinking to eighth in the table the season before that. Lamela showed tremendous growth with Mauricio Pochettino's side in his second season with Spurs after a forgettable inaugural campaign. Mancini is willing to fork over £20m plus a player or two to get the deal done and Tottenham are apparently interested enough to not shoot down the offer immediately. Whether Lamela wants to move from a Champions League side to a Europa League side is another story.
Source: 90 Min
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 12:57:00 AM