Erik Lamela was handed a chance by Mauricio Pochettino for Tottenham’s game with Newcastle but once had a disappointing match.
He may have provided the assist for Harry Kane’s goal but his overall performance was poor, especially in the first-half as he continually gave the ball away. In the days since the match there has been much debate on Twitter about Kane’s future at the club.
Lamela loves the ball. The ball hates him though.
— Alan (@hotspur423) April 19, 2015
Erik Lamela's heat map should be replaced by a series of brown skid marks that show everywhere he gave the ball away.
— Dan Louw (@DanLouw) April 19, 2015
I was watching an u12's match yesterday, watching Lamela reminds me of that.
— Tottenham Talk (@tottenhamtalk1) April 19, 2015
As bad as Lamela's been on the ball (& he's been bad) there's absolutely no doubt that he's helped us press. Chadli *far* more diligent too.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) April 19, 2015
#thfc Lamela was awful in the first half but thought he improved. Made a couple of good runs in behind. Maybe clutching at straws though.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) April 19, 2015
The Lamela hate is honestly the biggest bandwagon I've ever seen. Boy tries harder than 90% of our players.
— Spurs Views (@SpursViews_) April 19, 2015
We over paid for Lamela because of his "potential". The longer we keep him the older he gets and his price plummets.
— ☢ Atomicflix ☢ (@Atomicflix) April 21, 2015