Photos: Lamela's disappointment is clear

Tottenham's Erik Lamela

The Tottenham Hotspur winger seemed devastated after losing the Copa America.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Argentina at Bolivia

Argentina missed the chance to end their wait for a major title after losing the Copa America Centenario final to Chile on penalties this morning.

Lionel Messi and Lucas Biglia fluffed their lines in the shootout as Chile beat their Argentine counterparts in the final of this competition for the second year running.

A lot of Argentina stars also played last summer, but for one of them, Erik Lamela, the disappointment was clear.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Argentina at Bolivia

The Tottenham Hotspur man, who only came on in the 111th minute, looked devastated when Argentina - who also lost the World Cup final in 2014 - were consigned to runners-up yet again.

Lamela, who wears the number 18 for his country, looked the epitome of dejection and distraught in both post-match pictures.

Lamela's disappointment sums up a hurtful 2015-16 campaign for him personally.

With Tottenham, the 24-year-old looked, at one stage, like he might help Spurs to Premier League glory but, like this morning, that dream unraveled in cruel fashion as Tottenham finished 11 points off the pace in the end.

Erik Lamela scores the first goal for Tottenham

Tottenham's Erik Lamela in action

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch