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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Lamela removed from the first team squad


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As ever with Mauricio Pochettino, a disruptive influence or a player whose negativity is not wanted in the positive first team environment or someone who is going to leave the club and thus be of no benefit to our future, is removed from the group and trains on their own.

This has happened to Erik Lamela and indicates that his time at Tottenham is up.Far too many people have made excuses for the show pony. He gave us one season and was pining for Italy for the remainder of the time basically.

It doesn't take two years to get over an injury and a hip injury doesn't last a season. A lot of rubbish has been written about depression but let's be clear he hasn't been suffering from depression, he is just mentally weak and wants the easier life in Italy with easier football.

Over here you get less time on the ball and for a season looked as though he was coming to terms with the Premier League, but it was a constant battle. Mentally it wears you down when you are out of your comfort zone and Lamela was definitely out of his comfort zone in England.

I have said it time and time again, talent is not enough, you have to have the mental side of the game and we have to focus on that BEFORE we buy a player. That is best done with trained professionals, not a scout. It is an element we need to add to our purchasing decision and we need to become world leaders at it, then we will stop making so many mistakes.

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  1. Very harsh to call him mentally weak when he's clearly a fighter on the pitch. He works harder than any other player. There's nothing show pony about him. In anything, he doesn't have enough flair.

    You don't rate him, that's fine, but at least get the reasons right.

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    1. Trouble is nobody know what the real reason are, but come on a hip injury for the second time oh no the first time it was his back now its his hip. Got paid a lot of money not to play so how do we know how good he really could be. We have better potential players in our youth ranks. We did not spend 30 mil on potential I think.

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    2. Trying on the pitch is one thing, trying off it is more important, it's what gets you on the pitch in the first place and he has spent far too long absent or AWOL to be regarded as having the strong mentality we need for success.

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  2. what utter bollocks this article is

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    1. Well said!
      No-one knows what the lad is going through.
      COYS

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  3. Shocking article and complete slander. Lamela works harder than anyone, rumour is a drugs ban but lets see what facts come out in the end before judging a person character.

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    1. If it is drugs then we don't want him playing for our club anyway.

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    2. Ohh the righteously perfect one speaks.

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    3. If it is drugs can I have some just to keep with the writer of this article who obviously dropped a load of Acid before he regurgitated this load of tosh.

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  4. Awful ill-informed article clearly written by a Lamela hater. Lamela is training on his own because he's not physically ready to train with the first team, yet. Look up hip injuries and see how difficult some can be to recover from. Mentally weak? "He's a soldier and that's why he fits so perfectly in this team," said Vertonghen... http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/vertonghen-if-lamela-doesn-t-play-we-feel-it/story-29709962-detail/story.html

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    1. It isn't a qustion of hating anyone, it is objectivity and not making excuses for someone who has spent far too long absent. Two years to do anything decent on a pitch isn't the actions of a winning personality, it is mental weakness, as any coach will tell you. Positive words are the only words allowed to come out of Tottenham so a players public relations quotes mean absolutely nothing, especially when the guy has been out for over 5 months with a minor injury and the club scan says there is nothing wrong.

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  5. I have never read such utter Garbage in my life. complete Conjecture and lies passed off as informed information. you know absolutely nothing about the situation, 0. He is clearly going through a tough time yet decide to make up lies and falsehoods about him pinning to Italy and him being mentally weak based on Fuck all. honestly this is the worst thing i hae read in a long time and it doesn't surprise me that you haven't attached your name to this drivel.

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    1. You obviously weren't a Spurs supporter when he signed because it was all over the papers so it clearly isn't the falsehoods you falsely claim.

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  6. The three comments above clearly sum up the state of our fans at the moment...thick as sh*t. Lamela has the mental strength of a pea. It was obvious from the very beginning that he was a complete waste of space, and he should have been sold after the first season. He's been fumbling around the pitch like a newborn donkey for far too long denying an important squad space on the right-hand side to someone who can actually dribble, assist, shoot and score. Our 'simple' fans have been brainwashed with these supposed 'defensive' qualities of Lamela without remembering that he was brought in for his offensive attributes...which we now know do not exist. It's a shame its taken about 7 yrs for us to realise this, well done Daniel Levy for inhibiting our potential once again. And its fans like the comments above that enable Levy to get away with it time and time again...

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    1. Agreed. the man could do no wrong for many spurs fans somehow. the boy can run and tackle (skills any player can do) but as 30m winger who can't dribble, beat a man, cross or shoot it has to go down as one of levy's worst along with sissoko. he also held up the careers of our young english talent like townsend and pritchard who both have now had to move on and we in my opinion much better potential wingers. id be happy to see him go to open up some space for an actual winger who can cross and beat a man. What we desperately need to fill the jigsaw in.

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    2. What utter, utter drivel - and you are questioning the intelligence of others?

      All the talk of mental strength is one part speculation and one part ill-conceived prejudice. None of us know just how much, or how strong, his mental strength is. I can say, however, and this is something I saw, y'know, by watching games, is that in the final third of last season Lamela was the one who publicly stated that we could win the league, and acted and performed like he believed it. He was the one who continued producing - perhaps you need to go back and watch the last ten matches again.

      The only thing that was obvious in the first season, other than that he was a young man in a new environment who, like many others in similar situations, needed time, was that he had a back injury - but let's just ignore that, eh!

      Not simple, just able to read stats - y'know, the ones that show his offensive contribution is naturally increasing with maturity and experience. Perhaps you should make yourself fully Cognizant of those stats before launching your hate fuelled diatribe. Those who praise his defensive contribution aren't confused into believing he is a defender. It is because this manager demands defensive input from all players, and Lamela delivers. Even more fundamentally, Pochettino's tactics involve a high pressure, Lamela plays that perfectly and our tempo visibly drops when he leaves the field.

      It hasn't taken 'us' seven years to realise anything. The manager would have loved to have been able to play him. His offensive contribution has been improving and his stats for goals/assists are actually quite impressive - something you would actually know if you bothered to check rather than being driven by your prejudicial first impression.

      Levy this. Levy that. Blah, blah, blah. You mean the Levy who has given us a top-notch training centre, a top notch youth set-up, a top notch young squad, a top notch young manager, dragged us out of the barely solvent mid-table obscurity he inherited and presided over a club that now sits second in the table with a cup semi final, while preparing to move into a hugely impressive new stadium? All while running the club within the limits of its own revenues - as every club 'should' be? That Levy?

      Here's a suggestion: now's about living discussion to those who aren't just driven by the prejudiced thoughts induced by a few impulsive and immediate sensations.

      LOL

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    3. That was kind of a trippy suggestion at the end there.

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  7. We paid £30m for Lamela but I would have him all day long over Sissoko , don't like fans bad mouthing other Spurs fans you may not agree but no need for abuse,

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  8. The official site still includes him amongst the first team profiles.

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  9. Absolute nonsense. As far as i am concerned he has been injured since october and hasn't taken 32 years to get over a hip injury.
    I am sure you know Erik personally and can therefore make a judgement that he is in fact not depressed but mentally weak... what utter tosh!!

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    1. Has he, you sure about that. he has had at least 2 trips to Argentina that were not injury related and flying long haul with a hip injury isn't going to do it any good at all. Spin.

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  10. I have never replied to an article before, but this is disgusting and complete conjecture.

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    1. Not even conjecture. Simply wrong.

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  11. Completely disagree with this article. Lamela wasnt weak mentally or physically and certainly not a show pony.
    There may have been a fall out and a break down in relations. We dont know the full facts yet but he was a warrior on the pitch.

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    1. We know his weak mentality from when he arrived and the first two years of wanting to return to Italy. That underlying weakness is still there, clearly he doesn't want to be here.

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  12. A hip-injury can last a lifetime. look at Ledley King.. would you say he faked it to get out of training and just play matches. Once you suffer an injury it stays with you forever, you might feel perfectly fine, but you are weaker..

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    1. At least Ledley took to the pitch whenever his knees allowed him too and he never let us down, so hardly a fair comparison, this guy cannot even take to the field. Please don't tarnish a great SPURS player with this one (Lamela)

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  13. Yet as if by magic he's still in the First Team Squad on THFC's official page:

    http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/first-team-profiles/

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    1. That fact will go straight over the haters heads, Charles. Or be ignored. I can't believe anyone is taking the unsubstantiated speculation about Lamela by the daily mail today, and regurgitated by other media outlets to fill space, seriously.

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    2. The point of the article clearly has passed you by, it refers to training!!!

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  14. Click bait or written by a five year old. Doesn't matter. Hidden from feed.

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  15. What is going on, he is a spurs player, the pikeys up the road pull our players apart when they can, but not a true spurs fans. Stick by our players. Personally I love how he plays, but something isn't right. Don't listen to the media. As for skill anyone can do, are you forgetting the rabona for one thing. Get a grip, get behind the lillywhites or go to another club, we don't need u!

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  16. What is going on, he is a spurs player, the pikeys up the road pull our players apart when they can, but not a true spurs fans. Stick by our players. Personally I love how he plays, but something isn't right. Don't listen to the media. As for skill anyone can do, are you forgetting the rabona for one thing. Get a grip, get behind the lillywhites or go to another club, we don't need u!

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  17. Fact: He's earning £65K a week and not playing for the forseeable future as Poch has admitted...and that 'pisses me off'!
    Fact: He's been allowed time-off to recover from the death of his bulldog, to return to Argentina to respond to a family issue and a sojourn in Italy to aid his recuperation.
    Fact: A scan of his hip has been unable to confirm a prognosis.
    Fact: He's still not training with first team for whatever reason.
    Fact: THFC have delayed the renegotiation of his contract until the summer.
    This is not a question of 'pulling a player apart'.
    It is a question of examining the facts and reaching a conclusion which Clive (I presume) has done and is entitled to do so.
    My own view at this time is that Lamela wants to return to Italy and is trying to force the issue.
    I will be happy to change that view if or when fresh facts appear.




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    1. Well someone with some common sense at last! Thanks,the fresh facts will be that he's been sold for comparative peanuts.

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  18. He has a chronic hip injury, do you research and you'll understand it isn't a quick fix.

    COYS!

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    1. Please define 'chronic hip injury' as there are a number of hip ailments.
      Suffice it to say that hip replacement surgery takes 3 to 6 months to recuperate from.

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    2. Not all are amenable to surgery and not all are curable by surgery or otherwise. Some people do live with chronic hip problems ALL of their life and yes, it does get to them at times. If you want a definition then borrow an orthopaedics textbook.

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    3. Totle, my comment about 'hip surgery' was simply to indicate a recovery time frame for a specific procedure in order to gauge when Erik might return (as usual you are taking comments out of context).
      Are you suggesting that Lamela arrived with this hip problem?
      You use the word 'chronic' which would indicate this...

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    4. Dembele was in and out for virtually a whole season due to an ill-defined hip injury. Did you pour the same vitriol on him?

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    5. SP, dear heart, please elaborate further and let us know which season that was?

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    6. OK, so let’s set the record straight shall we since I have been encouraged “to do my research”.
      Here is a link to Mousa’s injury history:
      http://www.transfermarkt.com/mousa-dembele/verletzungen/spieler/19368
      Just 35 days & 8 games missed for a hip injury!!!!
      The more diligent among you can further confirm the accuracy of Transfermarkt by going here…
      http://www.myfootballfacts.com/Tottenham_Hotspur_FC.html
      and clicking on the stats sections for the appropriate seasons.
      I rest my case bloggers.

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    7. He has a minor hip injury, not a chronic one as you suggest. That was from Mauricio Pochettino himself so I'd rather take his word, given that the information came from our medical staff. Smokescreens are being blown.

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  19. Lamela is quite shy and very sensitive if you look at his childhood and he is passing through some very difficult times right now. he copes with the PL and had come to grips with it so IMO he is either injured or ill and IMO it is the latter as such diseases as Crohn's disease can disable even a healthy player. Even if it were drugs. Really who cares? So long as he does not re-offend. I look at the Sissoko class of African player and I will tell you that steroids played no little part in their physique although they obviously started young and ceased by 20 and lamella shows none of this so if it is a drug it was probably cocaine and if so he is in trouble more than ill WRT contract obligations.

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  20. What an idiot wrote this article? Don´t call your self a real Spurs fan. I am so sick of not supporting an injured player.

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    1. he isn't injured according to our medical staff and don't tell me he was injured for a season when he arrived as well.

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  21. I think people appear to think this whole situation is far more exciting than it is. He is a good player, but he has a bit of baggage and since we are flourishing without him if we can get £30m for him I think we should sell. Then just hope we spend some of it on a Dele rather than all of it on a Sissoko.

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  22. Well, does Erik have a chronic hip injury or not?
    If he does then he arrived at WHL with said 'chronic injury'.
    Part of the problem is that Erik and THFC seem reticent in throwing further light on this issue, which, of course, only serves to 'feed the flames'.

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  23. internet garbage without any truth... fake manipulating news for the 21st century


    whoever put this together ......?.....spurs are a professional club and lamela surely wants to return....? he has worked hard in the team when he was fit.........to suggest otherwise is a lie

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    1. There is plenty of truth. Why would Lamela surely want to return, he is reported as having told his friend that he won't play for Spurs again!

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  24. Bilious, nobody's disputing the status of our club.
    What we want to know is when will Erik play for THFC again.

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  25. Thank you for writing this article. I now have another site to add to my newsnow block list

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  26. Gash article.. Lamela was great for us before he got injured.. he can more than cope with the physical side of the prem.. and in all truth we miss his pace and link up

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  27. Do you have any source saying Poch has banned him?

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  28. This is the most retarded "article" I've ever read...

    Lamela was our hardest working player on the pitch by a mile for at least 18 months leading up to his injury. He looked hungry, motivated and proved his doubters wrong that he was soft and didn't have the mentality for the English game. The best part was that his phenomenal work rate didn't take anything away from his skill on the ball.

    We haven't missed him recently since Eriksen has been playing extraordinarily well lately. We still need him back in the long term though since he's better than Son and has that extra bit of quality needed to open up defenses, especially when we play against big teams.

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  29. Ummm so the facts were actually he needed a double hip injury. Clive. You are an idiot

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