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Erik Lamela shares that he has been helping Tottenham man during 'difficult' period

Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal beats Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2019 in...

Erik Lamela will be hoping to keep his place in Tottenham Hotspur's starting XI when they take on Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Erik Lamela has shared that he is helping his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Giovani Lo Celso settle in as he admitted that his English is 'not the best', at this moment in time.

Spurs signed Lamela from Italian side Roma in 2013 and the Argentine shared that he found himself in a similar situation back then to the one Lo Celso finds himself in now. 

Lo Celso will now have more time to improve his English because he has been ruled out of action for six weeks, as reported by BBC Sport.

 

Speaking to Sky Sports News (12/09/2019 at 2:35 pm), Lamela shared his thoughts on Lamela and stated that he understands the current situation he finds himself in because he too found it 'difficult' when he first joined. 

"I am helping him and I am happy that he is here," Lamela told Sky Sports News. "His English, at the moment, is not the best. He's improving and getting lessons to improve his English quickly. And I remember when I arrived I was the same. I didn't speak English and it was difficult for me. Now, I am close to him, to help him with everything."

Giovani Lo Celso of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Lo Celso's spell on the sidelines increases Lamela's chances of earning more game time as the noise surrounding Christian Eriksen before the international break fell in the favour of the Argentina international, who started the opening day win against Aston Villa. 

But saying that, the European transfer window is now over and it would be a surprise if Eriksen doesn't return to Spurs' starting XI on a regular basis from now on - he did so against Arsenal. 

On top of that, Dele Alli also returned to action before the international break, as the likes of Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura will also be pushing for starts. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal and Danny Rose and Dele Ali of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on...

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