Tottenham latest, Lamela on 'best' goal, Kane tipped for England stardom

Erik Lamela

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Friday evening.

Tottenham playmaker Erik Lamela has rated his 'rabona' strike as his best after he stunned the footballing world during the 5-1 win over Asteras Tripolis.

The club's record signing is quoted saying that he didn't set out to try such a strike in advance, but it felt the most comfortable way to get a shot on goal at the time. 

He's quoted by various outlets, saying: "I wasn't thinking about doing something like that, I just wanted to score and it was the most effective, comfortable way of making it happen. It's something I'll always remember because it's something different from the other goals I've scored.

"The goal was important for me but also because I needed to score, any type of goal. I'm happy for the goal and the win. I hope to continue in this way but it's just one game for me."

The goal arguably stole the show from Harry Kane who scored a hat-trick and went in goal after Hugo Lloris was given his marching orders in the closing stages.

He told the Spurs website: “My first hat-trick for Spurs is a special moment and it means the world to me.

“It felt great until the end of the game! It was a shame to let that goal in for Hugo and the defenders but I’m not a keeper and I’ll probably stay on the field from now on! I’ll try to score the goals rather than stop them!"

After some impressive performances for the side this season, Kane has been tipped to be an England regular by former coach Clive Allen.

He told TalkSport: “Harry has got this great knack of scoring goals and, if he continues to do that, there’s no reason why he couldn’t hold down a first team England place.

“He has a great attitude and wants to improve his game. He knew there were limitations to his game but he’s worked extremely hard to improve them.”

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