Pochettino reacts to Lamela's performance with an interesting claim

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And the Tottenham Hotspur winger also thanked fans for their support.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has reacted to Erik Lamela's performance against Manchester City with the interesting claim that it might not be his best for the north London side, according to BBC Radio London.

Indeed, praise has poured in after the Argentine's display against the previous Premier League leaders, with the 23-year-old scoring during the shock 4-1 win over Manuel Pellegrini's men.

But Tottenham boss Pochettino thinks Lamela's best performance in a Spurs shirt might have come in the league game before the City clash - against Crystal Palace.

The Argentine coach did heap praise on the winger, though, and is delighted the club have kept faith in him despite him 'suffering' a lot.

Pochettino told Radio London: "I don't know. A lot of people believe Palace was his best game. He deserves it. We kept faith because he has suffered a lot."

Meanwhile, the player himself also reacted with elation to the 4-1 triumph and thanked Tottenham fans for their support.

There are now more suggestions than ever that Lamela has finally turned the corner at White Hart Lane. That may still be premature but it can't be denied that this is the 23-year-old's best spell at the north London club.

It was a long time coming for Tottenham fans and the Argentine may have even found himself shipped out in August. But he's bounced back strongly.

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