‘Great tackle’ – Lamela hits back at commentators’ red card claim during Burnley win

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Erik Lamela has taken to social media to hit back at the suggestions of Sky Sports commentator Andy Hinchcliffe (Sky Sports Main Event 26/10/20 21:20) that he was lucky to escape without a red card for a tackle on Dwight McNeil against Burnley (Daily Mail).

The Argentine came on as a substitute, replacing Lucas Moura just before the hour mark, and he had a big impact on the game.

He was involved in some quick interchanges that helped open up space for his side and came very close to setting up Ben Davies at the far post with a lovely cross that just evaded the Welshman.

Lamela also had a hand in Tottenham’s goal as it was his in-swinging corner that was flicked on by Harry Kane and converted by Son Heung-min at the far post.

The 28-year-old was involved in a controversial moment towards the end of the game as he won the ball with a sliding challenge on Dwight McNeil. Neither referee, Michael Oliver nor the VAR saw anything wrong with the tackle.

Speaking after the game, former Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason labelled the sky commentators ‘anti-Spurs’, a sentiment with which Lamela seemingly agreed with as he retweeted Mason’s post.

Tottenham legend Graham Roberts responded to Mason’s tweet questioning what game the commentators were watching after they called for Lamela to be sent off.

The former Roma-man quote tweeted Roberts and insisted that he made ‘a great tackle’

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