Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela makes Watford's Heurelho Gomes eat his words

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Erik Lamela scored in Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 win over Watford at the weekend.

It was back in August, when Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was quoted by the London Evening Standard advising players against joining Tottenham Hotspur.

Gomes had a miserable time at White Hart Lane earlier in his career, and he wanted other players to avoid suffering a similar fate.

The Brazilian goalkeeper accused Spurs of ruining some talented players, with Erik Lamela one of the examples he used.

"Look at Lamela, was great promise in Europe, but today you watch Tottenham games and he looks like he can't play football at all,” he said.

Gomes is likely to regret making such a statement after Watford’s most recent match against Tottenham, though.

The Hornets were beaten 2-1 by Spurs on Monday, and Lamela got on the scoresheet on the fixture.

The Argentine set Tottenham on their way to victory, by dribbling past one Watford defender, before finishing beyond Gomes with aplomb.

In fairness to Gomes, Lamela had struggled at Spurs before this season, but he has improved considerably this time around.

The 23-year-old now looks to be fulfilling his potential, and that is a similar story for a number of members of Spurs’ squad.

The likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Kane and Moussa Dembele have all improved considerably under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino, and Spurs are now one of the most attractive clubs in England to join.

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