Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela is enjoying the form of his life in North London at the moment.
The Argentine has only started one Premier League match all season, but has scored seven goals in his last ten matches.
Despite starting many games from the bench, behind the likes of Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, Lamela is enjoying his time in Tottenham more than ever.
Lamela has encapsulated everything about the Pochettino era so far this season.
Effort, pace, trickery, goals, closing down, determination, passion, Lamela shows in all in abundance.
As the winger was out for 13 months through injury, a chronic reoccurrence of a hip problem.
Due to this, the player and club have decided to take it easier in terms of training, saving his legs for match days when he loves to play at full throttle.
Erik told The Guardian that he is loving time at Spurs and has no reason to complain about game time.
He said: “I am very satisfied and very happy. I have no reason to complain. I am playing as much as I expected to and I am happy with that. It is just the beginning of the season.
“In terms of differences between then and now, I think the big difference is that I’m enjoying things much more than I used to. After all the time I spent off the pitch, wishing that I could play again, now I enjoy everything. I enjoy every single training session and, perhaps, I enjoy things more because I’m in a different frame of mind. Perhaps, in the past, I was just going too fast and passing things by.
“I am feeling really well right now and I’m at the level where I wanted to be. I don’t think I am in the best form I’ve ever been in. I have started the season very well but you cannot get obsessed by the figures because it is still only the beginning. It is a question of taking it simply. I think there’s more to come from me, although I don’t like to get too far ahead of myself.
“The Champions League matches have been defined by very small details that have changed everything. We’ve not had much luck, although I’m not trying to find excuses. We’ve not managed to close down matches as we should have done at Inter Milan and Eindhoven.
“With City, we’ll definitely try to close the gap on them. We start every season with victory in mind. They are a great, great team but this is a huge opportunity to get ahead of them. The good thing is we’re playing locally, we’ll have our people there supporting us and we’re going to go for the win. We’re going to try and stay on that streak of victories that we’ve been having in the Premier League.”
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