Tottenham round-up: Karl Robinson on Dele Alli call-up, Lamela on recent form

Erik Lamela

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur this Friday evening.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has said that Spurs midfielder Dele Alli will take things in his stride when he links up with the England international squad after getting a call-up from Roy Hodgson.

Alli made the switch to the Premier League from MK Dons this summer and has impressed during the early stages of his career at White Hart Lane, and Robinson doesn't seem to have any worries about the player.

He told talkSPORT: “He’s an exceptionally gifted kid and the way he’s conducted himself over the past three months has been quite remarkable, how he just seems to take everything in his stride.

“And I think you’ll see that again. He’ll just conduct himself the same way he has all season.”

The midfielder himself said he was 'speechless' when he got the call, The Guardian reports, and admitted his start to life as a Tottenham player has gone better than expected.

He said: "I maybe didn’t expect it to go this well. At the start of the season I set myself a target to try to become a regular in the under-21s and try to get a few starts in the Premier League."

Tottenham's Erik Lamela has told Sky Sports that he is delighted with his turnaround in form, with the Argentine showing glimpses of why they splashed out big money to sign him two seasons ago.

Lamela - who performed well during the 4-1 win against Manchester City in the Premier League - continued his good run of form by getting among the goals in the 1-1 draw with Monaco in the Europa League

He said: "The team helps me and I want to help the team.

"I don't know [if it is because I am more settled]. I need to keep working, keep working hard every day. I am always wanting to help my team."

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