Lamela happy at Spurs – but wants future River Plate return

Date published: Tuesday 10th May 2016 10:36

Erik Lamela: Committed to Tottenham

Erik Lamela: Committed to Tottenham

Tottenham star Erik Lamela has insisted his future is at White Hart Lane despite rumours linking him with a move away from North London.

The Argentine has had a good season under Mauricio Pochettino, helping them towards Champions League qualification and a title challenge.

Despite making just nine Premier League appearances in his first season (2013/14), the former Roma man has risen to prominence, having made 33 appearances in each of his last two seasons with the club.

He was signed for £30million, and was dubbed as a potential replacement for Real Madrid bound Gareth Bale.

Lamela re-iterated that he is happy with Spurs, and that he doesn’t see his future away from the club.

“Honestly I have my head at Tottenham, I’m very comfortable,” he told TyC Sports.”I’d like to stay here for one more year. We are a brave group, very competitive.”
He admitted that he would like to go back to River Plate at some point.

“I grew up in River Plate since I was seven. I’d like to go back, although I’m aware it will be in the future.

“Hopefully everyone can stay together so we can improve and win some title. This year it was not possible but we were close and we will play the Champions League now.

“The balance is good. We are second, and a draw is enough for us to be the runner-up. It’s very positive.”

Before starting, we just wanted to finish well. We are a young team that will continue to work hard to win the title next year.”

The 24-year-old has two years remaining on his contract, and was forced to deny rumours in December he was close to leaving the club.

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    Oli Fisher
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    Tottenham star Erik Lamela has insisted his future is at White Hart Lane despite rumours linking him with a move away from North London.

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    I must say that in his first season at WHL, I was very disappointed and thought what a waste of £30 million!! This season, however, has seen an improvement but I have yet to see him grab a game by the scruff of the neck and stamp his authority on it. Let’s see what our record signing will do next season!!! COYS

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    10 goals and 9 assists isn’t bad at all, same as Dele Alli. Eriksen has 8 goals and 13 assists. Good equal contribution from the supporting 3. He used to be naive, physically weak and terrible at tackling. Now he has better judgment, strong and can certainly put in a well timed challenge. His effort is second to none in the squad, it has definitely helped Walker too.

    I’ve noticed in a lot of our games it is hard to pick a stand out performer as 4/5 at least need to be playing equally as well for us to win, a proper team effort.

    I wouldn’t take any notice of this news. Aguero said the same thing about Independiente. A lot of players from South America wish to finish their careers in their homeland. There surely one of the greatest enjoyments for a footballer, other than trophies and personal accolades, is to return to boyhood club.

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    May not stamp his authority on a game, but was excellent at stamping on Fabregas’ hand and getting away with it !

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    I would not be a bit concerned if we sold Lamela and brought in Yarmolenko or Schurrle, both would be far more of a goal threat.

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