Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela responds well to Mauricio Pochettino's challenge

Erik Lamela has created 14 chances for his Tottenham Hotspur teammates so far this season.

Mauricio Pochettino has already told BBC Sport that this season will be make or break for Erik Lamela, and so far it seems that the Argentine winger has responded positively to the challenge. 

Lamela has frustrated Spurs fans since he arrived from Roma, but the signs are that he may finally be finding his feet at White Hart Lane.

The 23-year-old has created 14 chances for his teammates, in his five appearances so far, which is as many as anybody in the Tottenham squad, and he is becoming an integral part of Pochettino's starting line-up.

  PositionChances CreatedAppearancesMins Played
Nacer Chadli MF 14 6 516
Erik Lamela MF 14 5 223
Christian Eriksen MF 9 3 204
Harry Kane FW 9 6 514
Ryan Mason MF 8 5 364

Lamela's latest display against Crystal Palace was a very encouraging one, and his pass was key in the build-up to Spurs' goal. 

The trickster battled hard to win possession off Yohan Cabaye, before finding Christian Eriksen, who set Heung-Min Son through to score the only goal of the contest. 

The win was an important one for Spurs, and it continues Lamela's fine start to the new campaign - as he rapidly seeks to change supporters' opinions. 

Lamela has made 60 appearances for Spurs to date, scoring seven times. He has one goal in his six displays so far this season. 

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