Erik Lamela says he does not know what Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will do in the future.

Pochettino signed a new five-year deal over the summer but was subsequently linked with the Real Madrid job after Zinedine Zidane unexpectedly left the Bernabeu.

Madrid’s interest soon blew over and the champions of Europe appointed former Spain boss Julen Lopetegui as their new coach.

Pochettino has also been tipped to one day manage the Argentinian and English national teams.

But Lamela, who also committed his future to Spurs this summer, has said he is uncertain about his manager’s future, claiming the compatriots do not talk about what Pochettino will do next.

“He is a great coach, but with him I only talk about Tottenham, I do not know what he will do in his future,” Lamela told Argentinian outlet Ole (via HITC).

“Whether he runs the Argentina national team or not, it’s something only he knows, in England, the intensity of the game and the high pressure is a lot of work.”

Lamela hasn’t featured for Spurs since suffering an injury in the warm-up prior to last month’s 3-0 victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The 26-year-old came off the bench and provided a fine run and assist for Harry Kane’s goal against Fulham at Wembley in August.

His supporters will be hoping Lamela can get fit as soon as possible and play a bigger role this season.



  1. Could have done with Lamela making a nuisance of himself against Watford’s aggression.
    Moreso than Moura, whose pace was reduced by the way Watford played, Lamela
    would have done more to throw Watford out of sync from the start. I genuinely don’t believe
    that if Lamela, instead of Moura, had been playing in this game, we would have
    lost. But then I don’t think we’d have lost, either, if Poch had played a DM (Dier or Wanyama) to help
    free up Dembele, the wing backs, and Eriksen/Alli. Again this would have meant leaving Moura out.
    Poch has to surely realise it’s ‘horses for courses’ in these games and come
    up with something different (when needed) for every game, especially
    as teams are more than ever determined to keep us at bay.
    Moura will surely have a huge part to play in this campaign ..but he was taken completely out of
    his comfort zone. Better games will come for him, and Dembele, Davies, Eriksen et al.
    Although we may have been complacent/beaten up in this game, surely Poch was complacent too ….
    in his slowness to recognise what was happening 15 mins into the 2nd half, and acting on it.


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