Mauricio Pochettino: Erik Lamela’s goal for Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley was ‘special’

Erik Lamela

Mauricio Pochettino hails Erik Lamela’s ‘special’ strike for Tottenham Hotspur against Burnley at White Hart Lane in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been singing the praises of Erik Lamela.

The Argentina international winger scored his first Premier League on Saturday, when he found the target against Burnley at White Hart Lane.

It was a brilliant strike from the 22-year-old, too, as his goal reminded many of those scored by Gareth Bale, who left Spurs for Real Madrid in the summer of 2013.

Pochettino was pleased with Lamela’s goal and is quoted as saying by BBC Sport: "Erik Lamela's strike was special. He is still young and he needs to keep fighting to show his quality.”

Reflecting on the 2-1 win against Burnley, the Argentine boss said: "It was a hard win but after six days it was our third game. It was difficult but we are very pleased with our players.

“It was a big effort from them. Burnley are a physical team with lots of long balls and Federico Fazio performed very well.”

The win has lifted Tottenham up to sixth in the Premier League table with 27 points from 17 matches.

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