Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have mocked Erik Lamela on his birthday by commenting on a @SpursOfficial tweet and bringing up his injury troubles at the club.
The Argentinian has managed to start just nine games for Spurs this season, with a further twelve cameos off of the bench, making his total appearances this term 23 (via WhoScored). Furthermore, he has only managed four goals and three assists in a campaign which has seen top goalscorers Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son miss chunks because of injury.
In a season where the north-Londoners have played 39 times in all competitions, 23 appearances may not seem that bad, but he has missed 97 games for Spurs through injury since the 2013/14 season (via Transfermarkt). If Lamela cannot improve his fitness, Jose Mourinho will have a decision to make in the summer transfer window about the player’s future.
These fans decided to mock his injury-proneness on Twitter:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 4, 2020
Don’t get injured eating the cake please!
— Mark (@MarkTHFC92) March 4, 2020
Done his hamstring blowing out the candles
— Jonnie Baker (@MrJonnieB) March 4, 2020
That’s him out of tonight then🙄
— SAM CLEMENTS (@_SPURS_SAM_) March 4, 2020
100% Lamela pic.twitter.com/nJwbb17Zz4
— Chris P (@P1983CJ) March 4, 2020
Did he get an injury as a birthday present?
— All Out Tottenham (Jack) (@AllOutTHFC) March 4, 2020
Happy birthday Coco. Just be careful when blowing out the candles…
— Rizzla (@loopyrizla) March 4, 2020
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