Lamela’s Spurs future in doubt after injury row

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    Érik Lamela’s future at Tottenham Hotspur is in doubt amid tension between the player and the club over the best way to treat his troublesome hip injury.

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Discussion in 'Spurscommunity Front Page News' started by mawspurs, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Geyzer Soze
    Well he's been injured a lot. Hardly his fault though. Kinda like blaming someone & hating them for having cancer really isn't it?

    When not injured he's done us proud

    Don't understand blaming someone for something that's beyond their control
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  2. TottenhamMattSpur
    He's rarely done us proud, he gets more love than people who have played consistently better than him and I'm about as convinced about his injuries as everyone is about Sturridge's.
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  3. Pellshek
    Didn't realise his contract was almost up. Unfortunate, but probably time to cut bait.
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  4. Yakflange
    I'm really at a bit of a loss to understand the negativity towards him.

    Yes, he was poor when we first signed him, and yes, it took him a long time to improve - but last season he was one of our best players and an integral part of the team that had a very good season. I don't see any reason why he wouldn't have been the same this season had he not got injured.

    I think it would be a big loss if he left.
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  5. doom
    we'll have an option for another year - these contracts always do.
  6. davidmatzdorf
    If he's going to leave - which I don't think is a given - it will be because his physique has repeatedly taken 6 months to recover from injuries that would take 6 weeks in a more typical footballer.

    Some people are like that, in the same way that some people can fly into tackles and never damage ligaments, where other players' joints are tighter and more prone to damage.

    I think he's turned himself into a fine player, though not in the style we anticipated when he arrived, but we can't be paying him piles of money, as well as watching his transfer value amortise away, when he disappears for half a season at a time with injuries that won't heal with no clear medical explanation.

    I think the final decision will be with Pochettino, more than with Levy. He needs someone in the squad who can be available and do a job. If he still thinks Lamela can be that player, he'll probably wait another year. If not, he will ask Levy to cut a loss.
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  7. Buggsy61
    I am trying to think of a time when we have spent big money well. From Rebrov (at the time) through to Paulinho (could never see what he actually contributed) right through to Lamela and now Sissoko who most of us were against signing anyway. Probably only Modtic has lived up to his billing.
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  8. E17yid
    I think Son has proved good value for money, £22m wasn't it?

    I like Son but I'm not a massive fan, truth be told, but I don't think anyone can say he's been a bad buy, imo.
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  9. slartibartfast
    No I dont. Not caring about a player is not the same as hate. Hate is a strong word. I'm sure if Lamela came back into the side next game and started performing where he left off then there'd be no problem but it's unlikely.
  10. slartibartfast
    Utter bollox mate. He was poor for ages. Yes he got better over a long period of time but to start with he was truly awful, then he got injured. Took him about a season and a half before he looked ok. Not great but just ok. Then he got better. Then disappeared again.
    Comparing a dislike for a footballer to disliking someone because they have cancer??? Fk me mate come on.
    Fans aren't going to like any player whose permanently injured especially when no one seems to know if he even is injured.
  11. Gaz_Gammon
    You have obviously had a sense of humour bypass operation.
  12. Gaz_Gammon

    No other club is going to buy an injury prone player with an alleged mystery illness, so forget that one for a start.

    Since 2013 he has made just eighty five appearances (scoring eight times) or around twenty eight games a season, so perhaps he appears in around half our first team games. He scored twice as many in twenty less games at Roma.

    I truly think he's finished at the Club and secondly does he really want to be sitting on the bench because the current first team have passed him by.

    Just who should make way for him, Eriksen, Dele, Son?

    Eriksen since 2013: 123 games 29 goals
    Son: 49 games 15 goals
    Dele: 60 games 24 goals

    Too much sentiment in this game, so cry me a river and move on.
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  13. Geyzer Soze
    Ah ok of it was a joke it went over my head. Apologies
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  14. diamondlight
    Jeeez, lots of dislikes for that comment. These guys obviously only want top quality hod carriers working on the new stadium.
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  15. Mullers
    Newcastle would buy him.
  16. Khilari
    The whole thing has been weird IMO.

    And the comments from Pochettino earlier in the season appeared to have undertones of frustration over Lamela's trouble with pain.

    I suspect this story has gathered pace from some sort of discontent either on the club's, the player's or on both of their parts.

    Would be gutted if he left in this manner.
  17. thebenjamin
    Well remember in his first season he was out with a mystery back injury for months and months that no one seemed to be able to diagnose or put a time frame on. So reading between the lines the club perhaps have had enough of one of its highest earners being out for such long periods of time with undiagnosable injuries.
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  18. Gaz_Gammon

    I ain't worried where he ends up. He's had more time away from the game than Anderton. If fans on here want a love in with him then i'm also cool with that but he's contributing nothing to the team and taking up a squad number.

    During a very hectic campaign we could have used that to to add another quality player who is more reliable.

    Whatever his problems i wish him well but we need a strong squad and not to be carrying a player that is obviously now finished for the season.
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  19. Gaz_Gammon
    Well if he is not injured we are paying for him to sit idly by, may as well make him earn his crust.
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  20. Geyzer Soze
    Nope not 1 dislike. Many disagrees

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