Tottenham Hotspur fans are delighted that Erik Lamela appears to be edging ever closer to a return to first-team football.
Lamela is finally training with Tottenham again, after a considerable period of time on the sidelines.
The Argentine winger has not featured at all since October 2016, after what has been a troublesome hip injury.
Lamela has had a series of set-backs on his way to recovery, but now seems to be getting closer to full fitness.
And Tottenham fans are eager to see Lamela back in action, as they feel the skilful wide-man could improve their attacking quality.
Look at the size & condition of Rose. I'm surprised you found a kit big enough. Well done to Lamela for keeping fit & staying in shape— Joanne Muhammad (@joannethejenius) October 11, 2017
Buzzing for lamela— Charlotte Bibby (@lottie2836mufc) October 11, 2017
No better sight than seeing Lamela back on the pitch. Vamos, Erik— Gav Stîfyns 家風 (@Gavin_Stephens) October 11, 2017
Not gonna lie, way more excited to see @ErikLamela back. Honestly think he offers more of an impact in the current squad than Rose.— Ty (@MisstheBowie) October 11, 2017
Good to see Lamela back in training. I wish him good luck. I know he'll be an asset to the team . Good player.— Satis Maharaj (@maharaj_satis) October 12, 2017
Lamela faces a huge fight to win his place back in Spurs’ team, as things have changed during his time on the sidelines.
Tottenham now appear to utilise 3-4-3 as their formation of choice, with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen flanking Harry Kane.
To break into Tottenham’s team ahead of either Eriksen or Alli will be a hugely tough task for Lamela, as the pair are two of Pochettino’s side’s star men.
But Lamela should offer Spurs more options going forward when he finally becomes available for selection again.