Tottenham Hotspur fans react on Twitter to Lamela performance against Fiorentina

Tottenham Hotspur struggled to get into their game against Fiorentina last night.

Tottenham Hotspur went into the game against Fiorentina last night confident that they would come out at the other end with a win.

What the travelling Spurs faithful saw was a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Serie A side, which is hardly ideal preparation for the side ahead of the League Cup final this weekend.

Credit has to go to manager Mauricio Pochettino for resisting the urge to rest everyone ahead of the game against Chelsea, with a few first choice players turning out last night.

Erik Lamela arguably falls into that category, but he failed to produce anything close to one of his best performances for the club.

Lamela is an extremely talented attacking player, but it’s debatable whether he has the defensive discipline to be able to play in a difficult European game away from home.

He could be one of the players that Pochettino is toying with starting this weekend and he struggled to show much in his 90 minutes, which will convince the boss that he has to play.

Pochettino now faces a challenge over the next couple of days in terms of lifting the players, as heads dropped as it became evident that Tottenham weren’t going to make it through to the next round.

Lamela has to do everything he can in training to show why he should start this weekend.

It’s a risk because he doesn’t appear to be in great form and played the full 90 last night, which means he’s going to be strained physically.

Tottenham need every single player to have a spring in their step and to be on the pulse from the first whistle this weekend, if the side is to have any chance of repeating the impressive 5-3 win they achieved over Chelsea earlier this season.

Here’s what Tottenham fans on Twitter had to say about Lamela’s performance.

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