Erik Lamela was key for Tottenham Hotspur as they hit five past Red Star Belgrade without reply on Tuesday night.
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The 27-year-old assisted the first goal of the game with a corner kick, the second with a brilliant ball to the back post and then scored the fourth with a composed finish inside the box, as shown in the highlights video on the BT Sport YouTube channel.
He also completed 92% of the passes he attempted during the game, while making 3 key passes, 1 dribble, 2 tackles and 1 clearance, as per WhoScored.
Spurs’ official Twitter account posted about the Argentinian’s performance following the game:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 23, 2019
Many Spurs fans were impressed by his performance, with one saying it was the best he has had in a Spurs shirt, while another fan claimed he has been the club’s best player this season.
There has already been appreciation shown for the passion the Argentinian displays towards the club, but the latest recognition he has received is solely based on what he has done on the pitch.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the performance, including posts from enthused Spurs fans, can be seen below:
he always give it 100% when given game time ,full of energy .Keep the momentum going
— ngonie sithole (@NgonieSithole) October 23, 2019
Best game Lamela had for Spurs.
I gave him stick in the past so i have to be fair. He was fantastic last night
— Aidan (@Aidan63499469) October 23, 2019
Maybe has been 1 of the best players this season so far..
— darren o neill (@donspur1) October 23, 2019
Finally the fit lamela we’ve been waiting for. He’s getting there.
— Moustafa moussa (@Moustaf05299618) October 23, 2019
Lamela may not be the best player in the squad but he cares about the club always puts in 100 percent and plays with passion. And that’s what’s been missing from the team recently.
— jamie (@jamiedarcy1978) October 23, 2019
Start him against Liverpool
— ᴀʟᴇx (@_10Kane) October 23, 2019
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