Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen interact on Twitter after Puskas shortlist

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Erik Lamela
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Erik Lamela has reacted to Jan Vertonghen’s social media post suggesting that the Argentine deserves to win the Puskas Award 2021. 

Son Heung-min took home the award last year for his brilliant solo effort in Tottenham’s 5-0 win over Burnely in 2019. 

The award could now be won by a Spurs player for two years in a row, with Lamela being nominated for his goal in the North London derby earlier this year. 

As Tottenham fans will remember only too well, the 29-year-old produced a sensational Rabona from a tight angle that managed to squeeze through Thomas Partey’s legs into the far corner. 

FIFA.com have revealed that the winner will be selected by an international jury comprising a panel of FIFA Legends and registered fans from all over the world.

Vertonghen was certainly in no doubt who deserved the award, insisting that his former Spurs teammate had the best goal of the calendar year.

The Sevilla man has now responded to the Belgian, thanking him for his words. 

Spurs Web Opinion

While there are some brilliant goals on that shortlist, I think Lamela’s one might have the edge, not just because of the brilliant piece of skill but also due to the occasion and importance of the game. To pull that off in a North London Derby was special and I believe he deserves the award.

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