It has been a less than ideal start to the season for Tottenham so far, with the club winning just one of their first four Premier League games.
With the players now returning from the international break, the team will once again get to start from a clean slate.
With the Champions League fixtures about to begin shortly, the fixture list for the next two months looks pretty cramped.
The busy fixture list will certainly test the strength of the squad but Spurs midfielder Erik Lamela believes that it could work to Spurs’ advantage.
The 27-year-old claimed that the team plays better when fixtures come thick and fast as it gives them a chance to get into their stride.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Lamela said, “September is busy, and I like that. Everyone gets minutes, everyone gets fitness and that is always good for the team, for all the players, for the mentality.
“We did well against Arsenal and if we win the first few games after the international break we can really go forward.
“I think we play better when we have a lot of games. Hopefully, we can win the next few games and really start to push on.”
While the Argentine admitted that the players are disappointed with the start they made, he was confident that they can now put a run together starting with the game against Palace.
He added, “Newcastle was a difficult defeat for us. We’ve played City and Arsenal away, tough games.
“Okay, we didn’t win, but we didn’t lose. I remember last season we lost both of those matches and we maybe could have beaten Arsenal.
“Now it’s time to start again after the international break against Palace. That’s another tough game but we all want to get more points to push up the table.”
The midfielder has had a bright start to the season personally, registering a goal and two assists in the four games so far.
Speaking about his form, Lamela said, “Personally, I feel good and from the beginning of the season, it’s true, I’ve started all the games. But that doesn’t matter for me. The team is all that matters.
“I always try to be fit. At times, you can have problems, like I did in the last few seasons, but I always do my best to be available and this season has started well.”
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Spurs have a fairly easy run of fixtures coming up on paper but the tricky act will be balancing it with the Champions League games. While Newcastle showed that no side can be taken for granted, Tottenham should believe they can win all of their next five games.
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