Vertonghen on Lamela goal: Best I’ve ever seen

Romelu Lukaku and Jan Vertonghen Belgium

The Belgian star was flabbergasted by his Tottenham teammate's strike against Asteras.

Erik Lamela's Rabona goal caught the interest of the footballing world last night, with the Argentinian's strike against Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League an outstanding example of flair and technique.

And it wasn't just the watching masses that were astonished with the goal, even the former Roma man's own teammates were in disbelief, with defender Jan Vertonghen rating it as good as anything he's ever seen.

"100% one of the best I've seen, and the best I've seen live," said the Belgian. "I've seen a lot of YouTube movies but I've never seen a goal like this.

"I was stunned, for two minutes I was just thinking about that goal.

"It was a dream for him to make this goal, and I think you'll never see that goal again. I think the Puskas award is already given."

The FIFA Puskas Award is an annual prize that goes to the scorer of the "most beautiful" goal that year. Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Zlatan Ibrahimovich have been some of the recent winners, and it will be some boost to Lamela's confidence if he gets such recognition.

Tottenham's record buy struggled in his first season in England since moving from Serie A but has already been displaying stronger form this campaign, and will now be hoping to bring that to the Premier League, starting with Newcastle United on Sunday.

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