92% pass accuracy, 3 tackles, Tottenham's Erik Lamela excels for Argentina

Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela impressed as Argentina beat Germany in their own backyard.

World champions Germany were stunned last night in front of their home fans by a vengeful Argentina side who beat them 4-2.

The international friendly win did not make up for the World Cup Final loss, instead it was a case of what might have been, as Angel di Maria, injured for the game in Brazil stepped up with three assists and one goal.

Manchester United's record signing was not the only star to impress. In the absence of the injured Lionel Messi, Spurs own most expensive player Erik Lamela stepped up.

After an injury interrupted first season at White Hart Lane, Lamela was not included at the World Cup, but the rest has done him good, starting 2014/15 in impressive form.

He continued that against Germany, playing 68 minutes for his country - and getting on the scoresheet with a superbly struck goal from one of Di Maria's three assists on the night.

Lamela put Argentina 2-0 up, with the Argentines racing into a 4-0 lead after just 50 minutes before the Germans scored what would be two consolations to make the result look slightly less embarrassing.

It was a perfect comeback for the winger to re-announce himself on the international stage, with his all-round game impressive.

Lamela completed 92 per cent of his passes, and landed both of his two shots on target.

The 22-year-old put in the defensive work too, making three successful tackles and two interceptions, also making three clearances.

The performance will give him added confidence for his return to Tottenham, and that can only be a positive for the club.

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