Tottenham latest, Pochettino's note of caution on Lamela, Yedlin's January arrival

Erik Lamela

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

Tottenham Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino has said the side has to be careful when managing Erik Lamela after the Argentine showed some of his best form in the 2-1 win against Burnley, where he managed to get on the scoresheet.

His performance against the Premier League newboys received a lot of praise from his teammates.

Spurs's record signing has had a better start to his second season, though has been inconsistent for much of the campaign, and the Spurs boss was keen to protect his fellow countryman.

He said: “I have explained many times here that he’s still young and always that the first season was difficult for him.

“He had injuries, he has not played too much, but this season he has been more consistent. So far we are happy with him, he has been consistent in training and he has the talent and potential to be a great player.

“We need to understand that in his case, when he arrived, there was a lot of pressure on his shoulders. You need more time to show your best form."

Pochettino explained reasons behind captain Younes Kaboul's absence from the side, explaining that even if you're the captain of the club, it doesn't make you a guaranteed starter.

“When you decide to pick the team, you don’t think about who the captain is. It’s my job to pick the players and that will always be my decision.”

DeAndre Yedlin's arrival in January has been confirmed by the club after reports yesterday suggested the right-back will be able to make the move from Seattle Sounders.

Pochettino told the Spurs website: "DeAndre is a young player with great potential who has already achieved a lot in Major League Soccer.

"It is important for his development that he is given the time to adapt to his new surroundings both on and off the pitch and we believe that by coming to us in January it will give him the best opportunity to do so."

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