Lamela: Spurs need to bounce back

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Erik Lamela been talking about what Tottenham Hotspur need to show to beat Sunderland at the weekend.

Erik Lamela believes that Tottenham Hotspur will need to show 'good personality and character' when they take on Sunderland at the weekend.

Spurs have started the season rather encouragingly, but their final game before the international break was a blow to the excitement that was starting to build around White Hart Lane.

The North-London outfit were hammered 3-0 by Liverpool in their last match, in-front of their own fans, meaning they will be looking to bounce back as soon as possible from the defeat. 

And it seems that Lamela has identified the two characteristics that they will need to show if they are to pick up a credible win against a vastly improved Sunderland side this weekend. 

“We will need to show good personality and character at Sunderland," he said to Tottenham Hotspur's official site. "I hope we win this game."

Lamela has been one of the stars of the early part of Spurs' season and he will be looking to keep up his fine form. 

The fleet-footed winger struggled in his first year in England, but he has been offered a reprieve under Mauricio Pochettino and he has grasped his second chance at White Hart Lane.

He will be looking to kick on after an encouraging showing for his national side, too.

The 22-year-old starred in Argentina's 4-2 win against Germany in midweek, scoring his first goal for his country, and he says that it was a special moment for him. 

“I’m happy because it was my first goal for Argentina and even happier because we won the game,” he said.

“It’s one goal, it was special, but it’s just one goal and I will keep my feet on the ground.

“To win 4-2 against Germany, the World champions, is a special result. It was great to be part of it.”

It was another moment which should help build his confidence, which was evidently dented last season. 

If he can continue to improve he will be crucial to Spurs' campaign and, if he shows the form he has at Roma earlier on his career, then Pochettino will have one of the most vibrant attacking talents in the Premier League at his disposal. 

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