Erik Lamela has told the London Evening Standard he feels Tottenham Hotspur are capable of competing with any side they come up against.
Lamela has reacted bullishly to the FA Cup defeat at the hands of Leicester City last weekend and suggests he wants to win a piece of silverware with his current side more than anything else.
“To win a trophy here is what I want the most. To win a cup is everything I hope for,” said Lamela.
“It’s a shame we were knocked out of the FA Cup and it was a result that disappointed everyone, because some great teams were eliminated and we had the chance to go further.”
“But we’re still in other competitions and we can fight all the way to the end in those. We can compete with any team we face.”
Tottenham’s best chance of winning a trophy this season is if they lift the League Cup.
To do that they need to get through a difficult semi-final second leg against Sheffield United, holding a narrow 1-0 lead from the first game in London.
For the side to win the Premier League title, a remarkable set of results would have to happen, which is unlikely considering the consistency shown by the top sides in England’s top division.
The Europa League would arguably more preferable for Tottenham to win than any other competition.
Not only would it represent a trophy and physical success for the club, it would also give Tottenham the chance to play in the Champions League for next season, which is the club’s ultimate goal.
Lamela is right, on their day Tottenham can give any side a good game as their win against Chelsea proved. They just don’t show it consistently enough.