The Tottenham Hotspur forward has put the emphasis on his team-mates.
Well, almost everyone. For those competing for a place in Mauricio Pochettino's side will now find themselves under increased pressure.
Nacer Chadli may find it hard to nail down a place with the Argentine, Heung-Min Son and Christian Eriksen all vying for a place. Clinton Njie will also need to be slotted in.
But Andros Townsend may be the biggest loser when it comes Lamela's strong recent showings.
Indeed, the problem the 24-year-old now faces is the fact he isn't already a first-team regular. Eriksen, Chadli and more share a certain benefit in that Pochettino considers them first-team players.
Before, Lamela and Townsend would often find themselves on the fringes. Townsend more so than the Argentine - and the latest developments will have reinforced that.
The duo were under pressure over the summer but Lamela has responded strongly.
That puts more pressure on Townsend to deliver a similar upturn in fortunes. Will the Tottenham winger be able to step up a level or two?