Erik Lamela believes he was 'more confident' during second Premier League season

Erik Lamela

Tottenham's Erik Lamela has reflected on his second season at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham winger Erik Lamela has told the club's official website that he 'felt more confident' during his second season at White Hart Lane.

The Argentine international, 23, joined Spurs from Roma back in 2013, and had been signed as the replacement for Gareth Bale, who had moved to Real Madrid.

However, the former River Plate star struggled in his debut season in North London, scoring just once in only 17 appearances under Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood.

Form and fitness were big factors in that campaign, but Lamela improved under compatriot Mauricio Pochettino this past season, contributing five goals in 42 games.

Some fans still aren't quite convinced by Lamela, but whilst he is away on international duty with Argentina in the 2015 Copa America tournament, he has reflected on his second season at Spurs.

Lamela has told the club's official website that he believes he improved under Pochettino, citing that he felt more confident and more acclimatised to life in the Premier League - something which does take many players a while to get used to.

"I think it’s been a good season," said Lamela. "I played in lots of games compared to the previous campaign, which was a difficult year for me because I had injuries and was settling into English football. But this past season I felt I knew more about the Premier League, was more confident and I think I did okay."

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