Revitalised Tottenham Hotspur star Erik Lamela comments on demanding Mauricio Pochettino

Erik Lamela

The Argentine is pleased with his form at White Hart Lane this season.

Tottenham Hotspur attacker Erik Lamela certainly struggled in his early career in England. He struggled to settle into life in England in his first season and also battled a back injury. His fitness was also a problem throughout the second term at White Hart Lane.

But despite looking like an odds-on departing member of the Spurs first-team Mauricio Pochettino kept him on and he has had his best season yet in North London.

This week he has been speaking to La Tercera in Chile about his time at Spurs. He believes that this is indeed his best season so far and went on to comment on the importance of his manager and countryman Pochettino.

He stated:

"Yes (this has been my best season at Spurs), I sincerely think so. I'm feeling very good, very confident and I'm playing well. On top of that, now the team is also in very good shape.

"His work is very important. Needless to say it myself, the evidence is on the pitch.

"Our recent games have been very good, we handle the ball very well and when we win, we deserve it, even before the (Manchester) City game.

"Mauricio is very demanding in the week, we train very hard. Luckily we are doing well."

Pochettino's demanding nature is visible on the pitch. Tottenham's high pressing game has seen them thrive in the Premier League and Europe - with defenders struggling under the lack of time Tottenham afford them on the ball.

Lamela is one of these players. Considered a luxury player when he first arrived at the club he has transformed that perception with exceptional work-rate and pressing at Spurs.

If he can keep up his form, along with the rest of the Spurs first-team, then silverware should follow for him and his excellent mentor Pochettino.

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