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Erik Manuel Lamela | Forward

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 154

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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. May 7 - 11:06 AM

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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.
May 5 - 11:41 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
Apr 25 - 10:17 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
Jan 15 - 7:34 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

Erik Lamela came off the bench to change the game as Tottenham fought from a goal down to claim the advantage in their Europa League play-off tie against Limassol.

Spurs had fallen behind to an early Limassol goal and looked to be heading for a first leg defeat before Lamela was brought off the bench with less than 20 minutes to go. The winger set up Roberto Soldado's equaliser with a lofted through ball, before a terrific pass from the Argentinian was finished by Harry Kane to turn the tie around. The performance should ensure Lamela starts the game against QPR in Week 2, and he remains a terrific bargain in the Yahoo fantasy game.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Last season was a poor one for Erik Lamela, but he could prove a bargain this season as detailed by Nik Argiropoulos in this week's player picks column.

Branded a £30million flop last season, Lamela only featured in six Premier League games due to poor form and injury, but is now fit and has stated he is enjoying working under fellow Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino. Two man-of-the-match performances and three goals in pre-season, the winger is looking quick, sharp and confident, creating chances and shooting plenty. At a price of less than £3million in the Yahoo fantasy game he should be under consideration for your squad.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 02:55:00 AM

Record-signing Erik Lamela scored twice in the first half as Tottenham beat FC Toronto 3-2 in a pre-season friendly.

Is this the first sign of the "new lease of life" Lamela mentioned in an interview earlier in the week? The winger was excellent in the first half of this match, looking fit, sharp and showing a good understanding with team-mates Christian Eriksen, Aaron Lennon and Roberto Soldado. Lamela hit two good strikes with his left foot - both assisted by Soldado - with substitute Andros Townsend adding the winner late in the game after Toronto had fought back from two goals down. This was another good work out for Mauricio Pochettinho's squad, although five goals conceded in two games will be a slight concern, even at this early stage of pre-season.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 04:39:00 AM

Erik Lamela has insisted that he never considered leaving Tottenham Hotspur and is ready to show his best form this season after recovering from injury

Lamela signed for a club record fee of approximately £30million last summer, but had a desperate first season in the Premier League. The 22-year-old struggled to settle in a new country, failed to grasp the language, hit an extended patch of poor form and suffered numerous injuries, meaning he only featured in six league games. A move back to Serie A had been widely reported, but the Argentinian winger is making all the right noises in the press about the season ahead, with the arrival of new manager and countryman Mauricio Pochettino mentioned as a huge positive in his quotes. Time to prove your doubters wrong, Erik.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 09:00:00 AM

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Erik Lamela has been ruled out for the season with a back injury.

Lamela has already been out an extended period of time but was hoping to return sometime this season. The young Argentinian forward has struggled to adapt to life in England and has so far been a huge waste of money for Tottenham. The club and player will both hope he can do a better job next season, but don't be surprised to see him leave in the summer if Spurs can get any sort of meaningful offer for him.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 03:27:00 PM

Ossie Ardiles has backed his Argentina compatriot Erik Lamela to come through his difficult start to life at Tottenham and show the fans why the club spent a record £30m on the winger.

Tim Sherwood echoed Ardiles thoughts by stating he was certain Lamela will prove a success at White Hart Lane. The bad news for the young winger is that he's out for a further six weeks with an injury setback. The club expect him to return before the end of the season, but this extended absence is not helpful as Lamela continues to struggle to adapt both on and off the field, where he has so far failed to learn the language. The 21-year-old has been picked to start only three times in the league and his one goal for the club came in the Europa League group phase win over FC Sheriff. You can be sure Chairman Daniel Levy was expecting more for his £30million investment.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 08:15:00 AM

Erik Lamela’s wants to quit Tottenham, according to his father.

Tottenham's club record £30million signing has struggled to settle at White Hart Lane, with starting opportunities limited after some poor performances earlier in the season. Lamela's father told Italian journalists "Erik is not happy and wants to go back to Italy. He has been linked with Lazio, but I don’t know anything about this. Could he re-join Roma? I don’t know.". However, it seems unlikely Spurs would give up on the attacker so early in his career and the word from inside the club is that Lamela will be given until at least the end of the season to give him the chance to prove he won't be a flop.
Source: Metro
Wed, Jan 8, 2014 04:58:00 AM