Erik Lamela Set To Make Tottenham Comeback Against Leicester

Erik Lamela Set To Make Tottenham Comeback Against Leicester
Nov 27, 2017

News Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Erik Lamela is finally ready to make his return from injury when Tottenham Hotspur take on Leicester City on Tuesday night.

Spurs’ record signing has had to sit out on the sidelines over the past year after having to undergo a series of operations to deal with a re-occurring problem in both his hips.

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The Argentine winger hasn’t featured for Spurs since October 25th 2016 in a 2-1 League Cup defeat against Liverpool. However, after beginning training early last month, Lamela has told Pochettino he is ready to go and it is now likely that the former AS Roma man will take his place on the bench against the Foxes.

Understandably his manager was thrilled with the news: “It is very good news because he is in contention for tomorrow. It’s because after the training today he felt good and said, ‘Ok I am ready to move on and be available if you want’.”

In what has been a traumatic thirteen months for Lamela was only compounded by the devastating news that his brother had been unexpectedly taken into hospital last December, but Pochettino always had faith that his fellow compatriot would recover from the various set-backs.

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“No, never doubts. We trusted in our medical staff and him that he’s a very competitive player, always focused on his recovery. It’s true that after a year it’s difficult for a player to be fit and find the feelings in the competition when it’s an injury for the long-term. Always it’s not easy and the expectations need to be low.”

It is a much welcome boost for Pochettino with his side slipping to fifth place in the Premier League table in recent matchweeks and having already fallen 13 points behind runaways league leaders Manchester City. With one win in four and both Victor Wanyama (knee) and Toby Alderweireld (hamstring) out for the considerable future, the return of Erik Lamela couldn’t have come soon enough.

 

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