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Friday, 10 March 2017

Lamela to be used as bait in the summer



Well I have been indicating to my readers that Erik Lamela wouldn't be playing this season and now Mauricio Pochettino has all but confirmed it.

I was lambasted for suggesting his mental weakness had returned and that he wanted to return to Italy, but I'm afraid that is the case. Anyone who can read between the lines would have known he was out for the season, a player with the wrong mental attitude isn't much use to us. I spent 5 years working with those less fortunate than ourselves and that included people who had suffered mental breakdowns so when journalists throw depression at the story I'm not impressed.

The manager of a bookmaker where I used to live calls him a show pony and has done since he joined us. He wants a league where he can display his talents without the toughness that  the Premier League produces every week.

He is a flat track bully who took two years to adjust and has only given us one decent season for the £25.50 million (€29.17m - AUS$41.06m - US$31.01m) plus add-ons, which won't all have been activated, he cost.

“I don’t want to lie to you and give some information that after you use, you are right to use. I can’t say one week, two weeks, three weeks, one month or maybe next season. I don’t know. 
“My position is too difficult because we are assessing him every day, how he is in the morning, we prepare a plan. Sometimes he is involved from the beginning in the warm-up with the team, sometimes he feels pain and we change the plan. 
“Now it is day by day, we will see. We hope he can be available again as soon as possible. That is our idea but we can’t give any more information.”

A minor hip injury in October and we are now in March and still no sign of him. He has been a major disappointment as Gareth Bale's replacement and doesn't seem to have the bottle for a fight. How much we will get for him is anyone's guess. Transfermarkt have him at £22.10 million (€25.28m - AUS$35.59m - US$26.87m).

The plus is that he is highly sought after by Italian sides after his performances for Roma and we can use that to our advantage by making him the bait for players we want.

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4 comments:

  1. Get rid of him ASAP. His attitude has stunk virtually since day one. We don't want or need pretty players but we do need players prepared to play for us. There seems a growing issue with many of these South American players. No bottle watched him pull out of many 50 50 balls in case he got his hair ruffled up.
    We now have to 30 million waste of spaces in our team get rid of them both.

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    1. That's as maybe Totle but that then leaves a gap in the squad.
      Maybe Onomah could fill that in time or N'jie could be recalled?
      Cause and effect...

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  2. As he is never available the gap is already in the squad. He is a waste of space that does not want to be part of the awfully rough premier league but would prefer the nice soft easy European football, well let him go and fill his space with somebody who actually wants to play football for Tottenham. What is the point of having a player in your squad that is always absent. Oh dear my poor hip hurts I cannot play for 9 months Useless

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  3. ERIC LAMELA...........YOU ARE A GOOD PLAYER !!! BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!! WE ALL HAVE OUR UPS AND DOWNS IN LIFE AND YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN VERY SPECIAL GIFTS....DO NOT SQUANDER THEM .......TRAIN HARD AND THE MINDSET WILL COME...IT'S AT THAT PIVOTAL STAGE WHEN IT HURTS YOU NEED TO TURN IT AND GET THE RESULTS.......THEN YOU WILL BE A HAPPY HUMAN BEING.....COME ON ERIC I BELIEVE IN YOU......BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND PROVE THOSE SILLY BOO BOYS WRONG XX

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