Tottenham Hotspur star Erik Lamela has told the London Evening Standard that he feels he could do more in terms of goalscoring.
The Argentine has opened up in an interview with the London based paper and has also revealed where he thinks is his best position in a Tottenham shirt.
“I can still give a lot more. I can score many more goals, too, because I’m not doing that as much as I did earlier in my career,” said Lamela.
“I’m starting to show something of what I can do. I’m training very hard to reach that level and I’m working hard to achieve that every day.”
“I’m very happy playing wide on the right of the attack, which I feel is my best position.”
According to whoscored.com the attacker has been used 12 times in an attacking role over on the right hand side scoring one goal and producing three assists.
Tottenham don’t always play with two men up front, which places pressure on players like Lamela in wide roles to not only provide for the striker but also support him.
One goal from his self-claimed best position is not a strike rate that he or manager Mauricio Pochettino will be happy with.
He needs a chance in the Tottenham first team to improve on that ratio, which places the boss under pressure to select him consistently and trust him to make the difference in big games for the club.
He can cut inside more from the right to provide a goal threat, but is hampered as he can only make that change effectively when the right-back is forward to support him.
It’s encouraging that he has the ambition to score more and Pochettino needs to work out how he can offer him the option of achieving that while keeping a good shape throughout the spine of the side.