Erik Lamela says he is happy to be rotated with Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli as Tottenham continue to manage the fitness of their attacking midfielders carefully.

The Argentinian has played a crucial role for Spurs so far this season, although he has been unable to start regularly after recovering from hip surgery.

Following a year-long injury lay-off, Lamela is now playing the best football of his Tottenham career meaning Mauricio Pochettino has been able to rest Eriksen and Alli, who have both struggled with injuries so far this term.

Eriksen has revealed his body needed a rest but he is now back in the Denmark squad for upcoming international fixtures.

And Lamela, who is finally back in the Argentina squad, says competition with Eriksen and Alli can only be a good thing for fitness and results.

“I am trying to play and enjoy my game. I believe that Christian and Dele they are top players so I think, of course we are competing for a place but we are playing altogether to try and help the team to win,” Lamela said (via the London Evening Standard).

“I think he (Pochettino) always talks generally, he doesn’t say nothing to me he gives me the opportunity to play. I am happy to be playing for this club and today we won and are close to the top and it is good to go to national team with this feeling.”

Lamela has arguably been Spurs’ most consistent performer this season, but the amount of options Spurs have in the attacking midfield positions mean they are not overly reliant on him.



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