Tottenham ace Erik Lamela hints return to Roma, despite feeling important under Pochettino

Erik Lamela

Erik Lamela says he feels important at Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham winger Erik Lamela has allegedly told Fox Sports Italia that he feel important under Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane, as quoted by Goal.

The Argentine, 24, joined Spurs in 2013 having smashed 21 goals in 67 games for Italian giants Roma, but he took a while to get going at White Hart Lane.

Just one goal in 17 appearances during his first season led to many labelling Lamela as a 'flop', and five goals in 42 games last season didn't improve matters.

This term though, Lamela looks like a changed man, as he is not only causing problems in possession, but he is working incredibly hard for the team, with Mauricio Pochettino's methods possibly resonating with Lamela at long, long last.

Lamela came on as a substitute against Chelsea on Sunday, and he has been quoted speaking about his future during an interview in Italy.

Goal carry quotes from a TV interview on Fox Sports Italia from Lamela, in which he was asked whether he could have returned to Italy over the summer, and whether he would consider a move back to Serie A at some point in the future.

Lamela responded by saying that he didn't think there was any interest in his signature over the summer, and feels important under Pochettino at White Hart Lane - but he did hint that a return to Roma could be a possibility somewhere down the line.

"I think there hasn’t been interest and I’ve always thought of Tottenham," said Lamela. "Here they make me feel important. For the moment a move is difficult, but maybe in the future why not? Maybe to Roma," 

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