Tottenham Hotspur were impressive during their 1-0 win against Real Madrid yesterday evening.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side booked their place in the Audi Cup final where they will face hosts Bayern Munich who comfortably beat Fenerbahce 6-1 in the other semi-final.
Erik Lamela was handed a place in the starting line up for the match at the Allianz Arena and looked fit and hungry to try and influence the match.
The 27-year-old has certainly had his issues with injuries in the past which have derailed the potential and expectation which many Spurs fans had placed on his shoulders.
Lamela found the back of the net in Tottenham’s first pre-season run out when they beat Juventus 2-1 in Singapore and has shown glimpses during the three matches to date of wat we could be in for this season if he can keep out of the treatment room.
He is often a figure of frustration among large pockets of the Spurs support for his almost mandatory yellow cards and flicks which have little impact.
When a reporter attempted to get Mauricio Pochettino to acknowledge Lamela’s impressive performance he was in no mood to
He told Football.London: “I think you cannot judge the players. You need to ask if I am here like a manager which is my opinion about the game from individual player or collective. If you give me your opinion, I cannot say nothing if I am not agree with you. My job is to judge my team and players, but if your question is giving your opinion about how you see Lamela, I think I cannot change your mind if you believe a few minutes before that Lamela was good. If you believe he was good that’s your opinion and I’ve got to accept your opinion.”
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