Erik Lamela comments on Tottenham v Southampton

Tottenham take on Southampton this weekend - and Erik Lamela is looking forward to the game.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela has told the club's official website that he hopes to score against Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

Spurs saw their unbeaten Premier League run come to an end at 14 games, with a shocking 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle on Sunday evening.

Mauricio Pochettino's men now have to try and bounce back from a Premier League loss for the first time since the opening day of the season, and he faces off against his former club Southampton.

Pochettino left the Saints to replace Tim Sherwood as Spurs boss in the summer of 2014, and has earned plenty of plaudits for his work with young players at White Hart Lane.

Now though, he must look to help those youngsters bounce back on the South Coast this weekend, and Argentine winger Lamela has had his say on the game.

Speaking to the Tottenham official website, Lamela has looked back on his goal during the 2-2 draw between the two teams last season, stating that he hopes to repeat the trick at St. Mary's Stadium this weekend.

Lamela also added that Spurs are looking to recover from that shock loss to Newcastle, claiming that the Tottenham side remains confident.

"My goal at Southampton is a good memory but it’s in the past now," said Lamela. "Now we need to think about Southampton again and we need to win this weekend. I hope I can score again, in the last game (against Newcastle) I didn’t score but this is another game and I need to be focused to help the team."

"We are still working for a couple more days before the game but when we go there I hope that we can take the points. We are disappointed with the last game because of the final result but we are confident that we can change our luck against Southampton. We know it’s a difficult game, we know them and we’re aware that they are a very good team, but we are a good team as well so hopefully we can enjoy a good match," he added.

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