Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela has been on fire so far this season and has been a key player in their perfect start to the season.
The Argentina international struggled against West Ham United in Spurs’ opening Premier League game and showed only flashes of his brilliance, but he created both the goals in their 2-1 comeback win against AEL Limassol in Cyprus in a Europa League qualifier last week.
Lamela ran the show against Queens Park Rangers at White Hart Lane at the weekend, providing two assists in the 4-0 victory over their London neighbours.
The former AS Roma star, who joined Tottenham for a reported transfer fee of £30 million last summer, sat out the second leg of their playoff tie against Limassol on Thursday, but is expected to be back in action at the weekend when the North London outfit take on Liverpool in the league.
One former Liverpool player who has been impressed with Lamela’s performances this season is Jamie Carragher, who believes that appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as the club’s manager is bringing the best out of the 22-year-old.
‘But I think one of the few changes they have made, appointing Maurico Pochettino as manager, can bring the best out of Erik Lamela’, the ex-England international defender told Sky Sports.
‘He was very effective against QPR last week after a real tough time last season with form and injury and you’d think Pochettino, who is from the same country as Lamela, would really understand the lad’s personality and what makes him tick’.
Lamela had a poor season in 2013-14, and he was not helped by the managerial changes and injuries.
After a full pre-season preparations and regaining his confidence under Pochettino, Lamela has looked very good indeed.
There is a long way to go this season, but the former River Plate youngster certainly looked like he could be a star of the 2014-15 Premier League campaign.