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Erik Manuel Lamela | Forward | #11

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 174

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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 his opportunity. Sep 22 - 2:44 PM
Source: The Guardian

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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
Aug 13 - 12:12 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.
Jul 26 - 9:47 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.
Jun 15 - 9:49 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
Jun 14 - 12:57 AM

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.
Source: NBC Sports
May 15 - 12:22 PM

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