Erik Lamela has turned around his Tottenham Hotspur career, but his display in the game at home to Leicester garnered mixed views from supporters.
The Argentine was on the losing team in the 1-0 loss to the Foxes, a game in which he set a personal best for the season.
Lamela created six chances in the defeat, more than he has done in any match this campaign in the Premier League, ahead of the five key passes he made when Spurs last took on Leicester in a draw at the King Power Stadium.
When it came to taking advantage of opportunities himself, he was far less productive. The winger had three shots at goal, without managing to land a single one on target. In a game in which Spurs failed to score and ended up losing, this was disappointing, although Harry Kane's four shots at goal and one on target was not much better.
Lamela is usually a productive tackler, managing six in the North London derby, but did not make any in last night's loss at White Hart Lane.
His display brought a split reaction from supporters, here is a selection...
Lamela showing us the side of him recently that we all had hoped never to see again— Speaking Spurs (@SpeakingSpurs82) January 13, 2016
Lamela needs to actually cross not walk into the box and lose the ball— Chris (@MajesticMousa) January 13, 2016
Lamela was top class today though, looked like a real threat and very creative— Luke (@Dierbolic) January 13, 2016
Seriously tho, Lamela, Alli and CE lost their shape and organisation in the 2nd half, and most of our attacks broke down because of this.— D∀N (@False_CB) January 13, 2016
I like Lamela, but he really isn't a natural finisher. We 100% need someone to share the load with Kane when it comes to goals.— Adam Warlow (@AdWarlow) January 13, 2016
Would like to see Son return to the starting 11 on Saturday. Lamela is fun, but he's just far too clumsy and wasteful against good opponents— Adam Nathan (@adamdnathan) January 13, 2016
Not slagging off Lamela, his overall play is decent. I just expect a £30M player to score from decent chances.— SΔV Fernαndes (@sav_cf) January 13, 2016
Largely staying out of this unnecessary meltdown over 1 loss to a very good team but Lamela getting hate is annoying me. Prob our MOTM.— To Dier Is To Do (@MatthewLesner) January 13, 2016
Pochetino has got to stop picking Lamela..he is rubbish and our weakest link— Brian Panting (@BrianPanting) January 13, 2016
If Lamela wasn't a £30m man he'd be out the team— Katherine (@Vardsthfc) January 13, 2016