Jose Mourinho admits he is a big fan of Erik Lamela

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Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has claimed he’s a big fan of Erik Lamela following his performance in the FA Cup on Tuesday night.

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What was all that stuff the other day about Lamela and Lo Celso lacking the intensity required? They, along with Tanganga were the best players on the pitch last night and put in a proper shift IMO.
 

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What was all that stuff the other day about Lamela and Lo Celso lacking the intensity required? They, along with Tanganga were the best players on the pitch last night and put in a proper shift IMO.
I know. It was very encouraging last night except obviously the frustration of not killing off the game.
 

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if we played it simple, no flicks and Sonny passed the ball it would have been
You'd think that Jose would be working to get players away from too much of that. It'll be interesting to see the difference after a full preseason.
 

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What was all that stuff the other day about Lamela and Lo Celso lacking the intensity required? They, along with Tanganga were the best players on the pitch last night and put in a proper shift IMO.
That was all to do with fitness, and tbf they did tire considerably towards the end of the second half. I'm not surprised he's given them fair time to get up to level, considering how long they were out. He's now got a considerable selection headache now though. I doubt either will start at the weekend.
 

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What was all that stuff the other day about Lamela and Lo Celso lacking the intensity required? They, along with Tanganga were the best players on the pitch last night and put in a proper shift IMO.
They've both been building up match fitness after injuries and Lo Celso adapting to a new team and league.
 

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They've both been building up match fitness after injuries and Lo Celso adapting to a new team and league.
I know that but didn't Mourinho say just a few days ago that Lamela could only do 20 minutes and GLC was way off what we needed. Might be wrong but that's what I think he was saying.
 

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Mourinho needs to watch his words, some of SC's most knowledgeable have gone on for ages about how he's not good enough. If he wants to put his word against SC powerhouses like Nebby, Francis Gibbs et al - then on his head be it.

Very brave.
 

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Mourinho needs to watch his words, some of SC's most knowledgeable have gone on for ages about how he's not good enough. If he wants to put his word against SC powerhouses like Nebby, Francis Gibbs et al - then on his head be it.

Very brave.

I reckon francis gibbs was kieran trippier, he loved that guy, and since trips has gone to atletico, ive not seen his mad ravings.
 

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Unfortunately it feels like Lamela just has this form cycle that keeps repeating. He plays really well against a 'lesser team' or in the pre-season, he then gets the nod in the first team and does decently, somewhere around here he suffers an injury in training, he's then out for a longer period and get re-introduced to the first team as a sub, and where back at square one where he performs really well against a team like Middlesbrough.

I'm not having a dig at him. Quite the opposite, I'm amazed that he continually finds the motivation and will to come back and he always puts a shift in. But it is a problem when you continually have certain players that can't be relied upon. It negatively affects the workload on other players and it hinders the competition between players (...two aspects that I believe we all can agree on have been major concerns for this squad for a long time) Wanyama is another, albeit worse situation considering that he'll most likely never reach his past quality. We've had Dembele with a similar situation in the past as well.

I'm just hoping Ndombele isn't another.
 

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I know that but didn't Mourinho say just a few days ago that Lamela could only do 20 minutes and GLC was way off what we needed. Might be wrong but that's what I think he was saying.
I think he was referring to the Liverpool match that Lamela could only do 20 mins and GLC couldn't yet play a game like that at high intensity for 90 miniutes (probably due to lacking match fitness due to injuries and a disrupted pre-season and adpating to a new team and league).
For Lamela this is just standard procedure especially with a player who's had so so many injuries you have to be super careful with them in managing their comeback so often that'll mean 3-4 sub appearances of 20-30mins and building fitness in training, then in a slightly 'easier' game home to Mboro Lamela can be given 70-90 mins, i very much doubt he'll be able to start against watford though i could be wrong.

For GLC its different playing Mboro compared to Liverpool and perhaps he's not quite up to match fitness and sharpness to play the likes of liverpool just yet.

Thats how i'd see it anyways.
 

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I think he was referring to the Liverpool match that Lamela could only do 20 mins and GLC couldn't yet play a game like that at high intensity for 90 miniutes (probably due to lacking match fitness due to injuries and a disrupted pre-season and adpating to a new team and league).
For Lamela this is just standard procedure especially with a player who's had so so many injuries you have to be super careful with them in managing their comeback so often that'll mean 3-4 sub appearances of 20-30mins and building fitness in training, then in a slightly 'easier' game home to Mboro Lamela can be given 70-90 mins, i very much doubt he'll be able to start against watford though i could be wrong.

For GLC its different playing Mboro compared to Liverpool and perhaps he's not quite up to match fitness and sharpness to play the likes of liverpool just yet.

Thats how i'd see it anyways.
Lamela gets so many injuries because he is all blood and thunder. The way he jumps in to tackles in matches is the same in training. Needs to know when to push it and when not to. Hard because you don't want to coach that side out of him.
 

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Lamela gets so many injuries because he is all blood and thunder. The way he jumps in to tackles in matches is the same in training. Needs to know when to push it and when not to. Hard because you don't want to coach that side out of him.
Agree. How do you see Lamela’s progression has been? For me he’s really improved year on year from a fairly young raw talent who made too many fouls and who’s decision making wasn’t the best and who was a little weak, he now barely makes any fouls and is an expert in winning the ball back in dangerous areas, he’s much much stronger he’s clearly bulked out and his decision making has improved, it’s no coincidence the season we chased Leicester down he was a key player for us with him dele kane on breakaway attacks and I think Jose will use him similarly as he’s a good ball carrier in his unorthodox dribbling style.

He also contributes with a decent return of goals and assists, the question is of course can be stay injury free and even if so is he good enough to be a starter for us or more of an impact sub?

Either way he’s a great character, clearly loves the club and tries his heart out.

Would love to see his face if he lifted a trophy with us.
 
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I reckon francis gibbs was kieran trippier, he loved that guy, and since trips has gone to atletico, ive not seen his mad ravings.
That wouldn’t be a first here, there was a poster called “Viola Spur” who was Giovanni dos Santos.
 

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Attitude wise they don’t get much better but the fact is he breaks down every season. Unless he’s going to miraculously stay clear of injury now, which seems unlikely. Fingers crossed
 
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Perhaps in terms of Injuries it was Pochs training methods that was a problem for Erik. He looked super mobile last night and fast too. Everyone has said Pochs methods were grueling and hard. Maybe with a new regime this may improve.
 
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