Is Kyle Walker the key to getting the best out of Erik Lamela?

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The Tottenham Hotspur right-back linked up brilliantly with the Argentine against Burnley yesterday afternoon.

Plenty of Tottenham talk this morning will surround Erik Lamela - and rightly so.

The £30 million Argentine was the north London side's man of the match against Burnley yesterday, demonstrating the sheer flair he has at his disposal - and scoring a sensational individual goal to win his side the game.

But there was one Spurs man who helped get the best out of the 22-year-old. He deserves just as much credit as Lamela himself.

Indeed, Kyle Walker's presence at right-back created a world of pain for Burnley down that right flank. The defender linked up beautifully with Lamela and, when the two of them ran at Burnley's back line, the Clarets were completely out of answers.

Could Walker, then, be the key to finally unlocking the Argentine's potential?

Where Lamela has struggled for Tottenham is down the middle in the no.10 role. Often, he looks clueless as to where to go from there. Out wide - and specifically on the right - the 22-year-old is a different animal.

Especially when the Spurs star has such an attacking full-back to work with.

It may leave Mauricio Pochettino's side more exposed at the back, of course, but it may also raise Lamela's game to the level it should have already been all these months.

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