AVB: Lamela is a natural talent

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Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is hopeful that Erik Lamela can add some creativity in the final third of the pitch.

We are yet to score from open play in the Premier League this season after Roberto Soldado has scored both goals from the penalty spot against Crystal Palace and Swansea City.

Lamela, who cost a club-record £26million will have the pressure on him to take up where Gareth Bale left off. The Welshman scored 26 goals for us last season.

The 21-year-old is expected to make his full Premier League debut against Norwich on Saturday.

“I think the qualities he brings are his creativeness, his ability to find the last pass that leads to a goal,” AVB told a press conference.

“He’s a natural talent. He’s not a pure winger; he’s creative and likes to come inside and find different spaces.

“He’s a player with tremendous potential that we have to work on.”

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  1. Put this team out and stick with it until they gel no matter the results.

    4/2/3/1 Lloris Walker kaboul Vertonghen Rose Sandro Paulinho Lamela Holtby Eriksen Soldado .

    That is an awesome 11 once gelled. You’ve got Sandro and Paulinho sitting in front of the defence allowing Walker and Rose to get forward as our width. Then you’ve got a 3 man creative force in Lamela,Holtby and Eriksen to unlock Soldado.

    If AVB goes with a mid 3 of Capoue,Paulinho and Dembele like against the Gooners,we basically wasted £25m on Soldado cus with his poaching style he will never get a look at goal,ie.Palace,Swansea and Gooners!

    Either Paulinho or Capoue were buys that wernt needed! We already have Sandro and Dembele as our holding mids,we only need one player to cover them!

    Dembele is not in Holtbys league as an Attacking mid as he has proved everytime he’s been deployed further forward!

    As Sandro and Dembele made such a good partnership last season until Sandro got injured,I don’t know why we purchased Paulinho if we were getting Capoue aswell???

    Given the opportunity Holtby cud be better than Van Der Vaart,and Rafa was one hell of a player that we badly missed last season! But Holtby Eriksen and Lamela with a few games together under their belts cud well be as good as chelski Hazard,Mata and Oscar! and they only have Lampard and Ramirez covering them! It’s time for AVB to remember where he is! He’s at the mighty Spurs and we like quick flowing,skilful football not an upgraded Stoke!!! We have the players now we just need to have the balls and NOT BE SO DAMN DEFENSIVE !!!

    COYS !!!

  2. Well done AVB!!! Paulinho and Dembele seemed the perfect foil for the creative players. Now all you need to do is drop Townsend as he’s tryin too hard to be Bale,and he’s no Gareth Bale!!!

    Time to integrate Lamela into the team then we’re laughing COYS

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