Andros Townsend’s performances in an England shirt may well see the winger retain his starting place in the Spurs side for several weeks to come and that could lead to an extended spell on the sidelines for Erik Lamela. The Argentine joined up as Tottenham’s record signing in August but has since made just four substitute appearances for his new club.

During the international break, Lamela took time out to talk about his current position and the 21 year old admits he needs to adapt to the physicality of English football.

“English football is a lot more physical,” he stated. “It is not like the tactical game they play in Italy.

“I have talked a lot with my teammates and I know I have to adapt quickly if I am to keep my place in the national team ahead of the World Cup.”

Erik is by no means the first player to talk about the physical nature of English football but can he adapt and prove he is a sound investment as the season progresses?



  1. Spurs have Townsend, Lennon and Chadli as well as Lamela – all good players but can’t all start – will some be content in fringe games – or will one be sold in January or the summer ?

    • Please don’t describe Chadli as a good player…. Signing made sense at the time as a substitute winger (something we sorely lacked at the time), but now he seems pretty overpriced for a player I hope never starts any EPL game. He has no particular talents apart from an alright physique and mildly proficient dribbling, a completely nobody on the pitch compared to the far greater caliber in the rest of our team (apart from maybe Rose).


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