Erik Lamela speaks out on Tottenham's top-four chances

The Argentine attacking midfielder wants to help the club qualify for the Champions League.

Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Erik Lamela has stated that his aim for this season is to help the club finish in the top four, as reported by The Express.

The Argentina international has taken time to adapt to life in North London but appears to have improved dramatically this term under the stewardship of compatriot Mauricio Pochettino.

The former Roma attacker netted an impressive hat-trick in the 4-1 win over Monaco on Thursday night which confirmed Tottenham’s place in the knockout stage of the European competition.

Lamela has stated that he is feeling good at the moment and wants to play a part in helping the White Hart Lane outfit qualify for the Champions League this term.

"I am very confident about the squad and the team we have at the moment,” the South American is quoted as saying by The Express.

“When we are playing at our top form we can take on anyone. We are equal to any team in the league.

"If at the end of the season we can look back and see Spurs in the top four that would be a great personal achievement and it would prove that the team has done a great job as well.”

Lamela was debilitated by injuries in his first campaign in English football but showed glimpses of his ability for the club last term.

This season Pochettino has selected his countryman in Spurs’ starting XI more times than not, with the River Plate youth graduate showing willingness to track back and pitch in for the team.

Lamela has the likes of Andros Townsend and Son Heung-min for first-team competition currently.

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