Erik Lamela defends his Tottenham team mate

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Tottenham Hotspur ran things close at the weekend against Wolves in the Premier League.

Spurs took the lead midway through the first half and eventually ran riot to a 3-0 buffer.

However, the Lilywhites gifted two goals back to the newly promoted Wolves as young Juan Foyth gave away two penalties.

The Argentinian youngster was making his Premier League debut after impressing in a man of the match winning performance against West Ham in the Carabao Cup.

However, it wasn’t a dream debut to remember, as Foyth gave his side a nervous ten minutes or so after Wolves converted both spot kicks.

One play who enjoyed opposite fortunes to Foyth in the game was in-form Erik Lamela.

Lamela notched himself another goal and an assist in the match, taking his record up to eight goals and three assists in his last 12 games.

Foyth and Lamela have both been called up to the most recent Argentina squad for internationals.

Lamela defended his Spurs and national team mate, explaining to the Tottenham website: “He was a bit angry because but I told him ‘Juan, relax, you did an amazing’. For me, he had an amazing game.

“It’s so difficult when you haven’t played for a long time and he’s played two games in three days. I’m so happy for him because he’s starting to show his quality and I told him, for me, tonight he was amazing. The penalties… sometimes the defenders are there and have to defend and he was unlucky.”

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