Tottenham Hotspur fans loving Erik Lamela's return to training

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur looks on from the bench during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at White Hart Lane on December 18, 2016 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela has been out for a year with injury.

Erik Lamela passes the ball during a Tottenham Hotspur training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group E match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Tottenham Hotspur Training...

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.

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.

Lucas Leiva of Liverpool (L) tackles Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur (R) during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016 in...

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.

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