Departed Spurs star reveals what ‘seduced’ him to leave this summer

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Erik Lamela has admitted the chance of winning silverware was one of the main factors that he decided to swap Tottenham for Sevilla. 

Lamela joined Sevilla last month as a part of the deal that saw Bryan Gil arrive at Spurs.

The Argentine was part of Tottenham’s memorable rise during the Mauricio Pochettino era but unfortunately has no trophies to show for his eight seasons at the club.

That is something Lamela will be hoping to change in Spain and the Argentine admitted that he will give everything to help his new club win silverware.

The former Spurs man told Estadio Deportivo: “I already had some talk with the coach, he is very good people, personally I came to give the maximum, to give my conditions to the team and thinking about the team, which is the most important thing, to interpret what they need at all times and give the best of me.

“What seduced me the most is the club, a team that always fights, that won many titles in these years, the city as well, and the personal challenge of showing and giving what is mine, of giving what I know I can give.”

The 29-year-old also stated that he is not bothered by the competition for places at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, insisting that he has always had to compete for his place in the side.

When asked about the battle for a starting berth, he said: “That will be decided by the coach, there is competition, but I had it all my life, I will give my best but always thinking about the team, which is the most important thing.”

The former Roma man was plagued by injury issues during his time at Tottenham but he claimed that he now understands his body better than he did earlier in his career.

He added: “I am in a stage that I consider to be of maturity, with a good age, physically I am better day by day and I will arrive well at the beginning of the season, I am working hard for that”.

Spurs Web Opinion 

I can see Lamela thriving at Seville and given his desire and work rate, he will have no trouble winning Lopetegui over. Most Spurs fans would not begrudge him a trophy or two during his time in Spain given the service he gave us over the years.

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