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Tottenham really can catch Man City after latest big boost for Pochettino – Agreed?

Spurs fans here in the Tavern are hopeful of a positive knock-on effect as a talented Argentinian returns to the fold. 

Tottenham haven’t exactly enjoyed their luck on the injury front so far this season with a numerous amount of star players feeling the full effect of a busy schedule.

Stand out names such as; Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama, Toby Alderweireld and Hugo Lloris have all sat time out in the stands having succumbed to a possible Spurs injury curse.

Indeed, all first-team players sitting out is regarded as a miss for Mauricio Pochettino, but one player in particular who has suffered the most torrid of times of late has been fellow Argentinian Erik Lamela.

Spurs’ 25-year-old wide man has been sidelined with a hip injury that dates back to October 24th 2016, much to the frustration of our north London locals.

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As if things haven’t been unlucky enough for the talented winger, he now has to try to find his way back into a formidable Pochettino side that’s playing some of the best football that both Spurs fans and Wembley have ever been accustomed to witness.

But our punters here in the Tavern will agree that on his day, Lamela has the ability to become one of the most dangerous players in this jam-packed Tottenham side.

Just as if Spurs fans hadn’t been on the receiving end of a flurry of exciting results and prospects, they’re set to be in even better spirits, due to recent suggestions Erik is set to be fit enough to feature in the North London Derby at the weekend, after Pochettino shared an update with press.

So with an old face set to be back in the mix, here’s a look at THREE reasons as to why Lamela’s return can spark a march for the title…

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