Erik Lamela doesn’t appear to have returned to training despite coming off the bench for the final 27 minutes of Tottenham’s Premier League defeat at neighbours Chelsea on Saturday.

The 27-year-old has missed the majority of 2020 with a thigh problem, but has featured in Spurs’ last two matches – the other being the Champions League game against RB Leipzig.

Jose Mourinho admitted that Lamela was in constant communication with him during his warm-up at Stamford Bridge as he wasn’t sure if he would be able to play or not.

And this morning, the club released a video of the squad training at Hotspur Way in the gym and there was no sign of the Argentine.

Take a look at the short clip below.



  1. Such a talented player and a great shame that not only is he always getting injured, but his recovery time is 2 or 3 times longer than what it would normally take for others.
    Unfortunately cannot be counted upon and selling him seems to be the only solution.

  2. Well Mourinho did basically say he’s being protected. It came out in the media last week that he’s training in the gym in an effort to avoid him breaking down again at such a critical time.


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