Erik Lamela posts picture after Argentina make Copa America final

Osvaldo Azpilicueta Lamela

The Tottenham forward celebrated with the rest of the Argentina squad after they hammered Paraguay on Tuesday night.

Though he hasn't featured much during Argentina's Copa America campaign this summer, Spurs star Erik Lamela is sure to have benefitted from his inclusion in his country's march to a major final, and he certainly seems to be happy to document the positive moments in the Argentina camp - uploading a picture of the squad to Twitter as they basked in glory following their emphatic 6-1 win over Paraguay in the semi-finals.

Lamela has earned his 11th cap at the tournament, in a late cameo role in the country's narrow 1-0 win over Jamaica, but has had to make do with a place on the bench the rest of the time.

Nevertheless, he clearly feels part of the squad, and will be hoping to feature in the upcoming final against hosts Chile.

Next season is a key campaign for Tottenham's record signing

Lamela made significant progress in his second season in North London, after what had been a hugely disappointing debut campaign.

The Argentine scored five goals and assisted 10 times under Mauricio Pochettino, and crucially managed to get 46 matches under his belt, but he still seldom veered into a world class zone, which is something he should really be doing considering how much money he cost. Unrelated to Spurs, but a likely product of his time at the club, Lamela would also hope to become a more important figure for his country in the near future.

The 23-year-old will be expected to improve on those statistics next season, and begin to affect matches in the manner he did with Roma in Serie A. If he fails to improve, the club may consider his future at White Hart Lane this time next year.

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