Robinson fears player with 209 Spurs appearances could be ‘victim of squad thinning’

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are struggling to create goals at the moment, despite having a number of creative players within Jose Mourinho’s squad.

Unfortunately, the Special One has a severe lack of players capable of putting the ball in the back of the net, as Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are both long-term absentees.

In terms of creating goals, Spurs currently have the likes of Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn, Ryan Sessegnon, Gedson Fernandes, Harry Winks, and Erik Lamela.

However, ex-Spurs shot-stopper, Paul Robinson, believes that Lamela may become a victim of squad thinning in the summer as Mourinho looks to put his mark on the squad.

Lamela has played 209 games in his Tottenham career since joining in 2013, featuring across seven seasons for the Lilywhites (Wikipedia).

Unfortunately, the Argentine’s career in North London has been plagued with injury ever since joining, despite the fact he often makes a positive impact off the bench.

Robinson told Football Insider: “He’s been injured, he’s missed a bit of the season and he’s been at Spurs a long time now.

“He usually has an effect when he comes on, an attacking impetus, but I think at the moment he could be the victim of having too many of the same type of players in the same position.

“You can only hold so many attacking midfielders, the way Mourinho plays there are three places in the team. There’s Lo Celso in there, Gedson Fernandes, Lucas Moura, Son, Lamela, Sissoko, Bergwijn, Ryan Sessegnon – there’s only so many players you can have in the same position.

“Maybe he will be a victim of squad thinning.”

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