Player Watch: Erik Lamela

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  1. talkshowhost86

    talkshowhost86 Mod-Moose Staff

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    I think if he can get back to where he was he offers us something that nobody other than Eriksen does at the moment. That ability to put his foot on the ball and pick out a pass.

    I think sometimes with Alli + one of Son/Sissoko/GNK we have too many players who are a bit loose with the ball at their feet, and having one extra composed player on the pitch would make a massive difference to our attack.

    Not saying there isn't a time and place for Son/Sissoko, but that extra bit of guile would likely give Kane and Alli even more chances than they get already.
     
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  2. ajspurs

    ajspurs Well-Known Member

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    Indeed. But that's incredible to potentially have Lamela, Son, Llorente, Dier/Wanyama/Dembele and Winks as bench options. If you trade out any of them with someone who may be dropped from the current 11 it of course remains equally impressive. Add any additions we may make in January and all of sudden our squad as a whole looks so impressive.
     
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  3. Sp3akerboxxx

    Sp3akerboxxx Adoption: Nabil Bentaleb

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    I was at the City game when he set Eriksen up for the winner. Great memory for me. Lamela made the tackle in the middle then him and Eriksen basically sliced open 6 Man City players defending, with Kompany of all people playing Eriksen on side. Shame he has been sidelined for so long, I really thought that Lamela and Eriksen were developing a nice understanding.
     
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  4. BringBack_leGin

    BringBack_leGin I BELIEVE

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    Oh completely, that's why I didn't join the rage babies in their 'we have no depth' tirade over the summer. Fully fit squad, playing 343, our bench looks like this:

    Vorm Davies Trippier Wanyama Lamela Son Llorente

    That leaves out Winks and Sissoko as current, full internationals who have actually played regularly so far this season. In our realistic first 24 we only have 3 non internationals, Nkoudou, KWP and Gazzaniga, and two of those have represented their country up to u21 level anyway,
     
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  5. Teemu

    Teemu I Belong To Bale

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    That was on Valentine's Day wasn't it? I convinced my girlfriend to come watch at the pub after Valentine's lunch and spent more time hugging the burly bloke next to me than I did chatting to her. Great times.
     
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  6. Spurrific

    Spurrific Can't stop saying fella

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    You’re a joke.
     
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  7. Guntz

    Guntz Active Member

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    Lamela in a front 2 with Eriksen, behind Kane :woot::woot::woot::woot:
     
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  8. Don_Felipe

    Don_Felipe Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone mentioned Lamela going to the World Cup while Sanchez (the bad one, not our one) stays at home?

    Not important at all - just made me smile.
     
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  9. dontsalebale

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    The less he plays the more misty eyed you fanboys get. The reaction you get in this thread is hilariously predictable. Erik is definitely not the messiah he is claimed to be and I would sell him in a heartbeat.
     
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  10. talkshowhost86

    talkshowhost86 Mod-Moose Staff

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    Don't you mean you would sale him?
     
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  11. dontsalebale

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    No
     
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  12. talkshowhost86

    talkshowhost86 Mod-Moose Staff

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    You've changed man.
     
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  13. talkshowhost86

    talkshowhost86 Mod-Moose Staff

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    I'd suggest there's a long way to go before Lamela is in consideration for the Argentina squad.

    He needs to prove he can play for 10 minutes as a first step.
     
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  14. Everlasting Seconds

    Everlasting Seconds Well-Known Member

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    Erik Lamela at his best could help us seal victories vs. the very best teams through his eager, defensive contribution high up on the pitch. The guy stops counter attacks more effectively than a football fan downs a pint.
     
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  15. mark_2017

    mark_2017 Well-Known Member

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    I dont understand why someone showing support for one of our players is immediately called a fanboy.

    I totally understand and see the quality he brings to the team and having a fit Erik back in our squad is a big plus for us.

    Do I think he's better than Eriksen? No I don't think he is, but it baffles me when people cannot see what he brings to the team, and by that I mean the positive things.
     
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  16. Luka Van der Bale

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    I honestly don’t understand this line of thinking. Fair enough you don’t see him getting into our best XI. But do you genuinely think he isn’t good enough to make a positive contribution to our squad over a season? That he’d make an overall negative contribution to the point you want him sold?
     
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  17. Johnny J

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    You'd sell him a heartbeat? Come on. I'd sell Sissoko in a nanosecond, but Lamela is a quality player.
     
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    His contract is up in the Summer and we have to decide whether we want to take the 2 year option up. I'm sure we will provided he gets back to fitness and action.

    I think you are being harsh though. 2015/2016 - he was superb for us.
     
  19. tevezito

    tevezito In the cup for Tottingham

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    If anything, surely his return will provide a kick up the backside to Dele, and will hopefully help him to move on to a new level with the added competition?
     
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  20. WiganSpur

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    Dele is undroppable to Poch, not gonna happen.
     
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