Tottenham Hotspur star Erik Lamela has revealed his belief that Spurs are good enough to go all the way in the League Cup.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men head into the match against Brighton this evening as the strong favourites for a victory and Lamela has talked up his side’s chances as they aim for a place in the last eight.
“I am aware that Brighton have some very talented players and they will want to beat us - It’s all about what we can do on the night and I believe we are good enough to do well in this competition,” he told the Tottenham website.
Spurs are one of the bigger sides left in the competition and aiming for a spot in the quarter-finals.
Pochettino could make several changes to his team for the game this evening, but he’ll be hoping the players have listened to his calls for greater focus and mental strength in a potential banana skin of a game.
If the eleven players Pochettino starts with this evening stay focused and switched on, then a victory shouldn’t be a problem and the boss will also want to avoid extra time and the possibility of penalties.
The League Cup isn’t Tottenham’s priority this season, which is getting into the top four in the league.
However, Lamela’s comments suggest there is a real belief and positivity within the squad that they can win some silverware this season and put smiles on the faces of fans who have been forced to endure a lot of inconsistency in recent seasons.
Lamela is one player who has been revitalised since he was given more of an opportunity by Pochettino, but Spurs won’t want to have to rely on another piece of majestic rabona style action to get over the line later on.