The Tottenham Hotspur winger has been impressive for Mauricio Pochettino and co this term amid Spurs having an indifferent start to the season.

A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to bemoan the club’s fitness update on Erik Lamela ahead of Spurs’ Champions League clash.

The Argentine winger has been one of Tottenham’s most consistent performers this season but has missed the past two games, and on Tuesday the club confirmed he would be unavailable against Red Star Belgrade.

Lamela, who is nursing a hamstring injury, will continue to be monitored and is to be assessed ahead of the upcoming Premier League match against Sheffield United this weekend at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The 27-year-old’s absence has come as a big blow to Spurs and numerous supporters made their feelings known as the club posted their fitness update on their channel:

Jan Vertonghen is also not available for the game against Red Star, while long-term absentee Hugo Lloris continues to recuperate from his elbow injury, but on a more positive note, Harry Kane has shaken off a virus to make the trip.

Spurs go into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw against Everton, while in the Champions League they currently have one win – against the same opposition as they’ll be playing on Wednesday night – one draw and one defeat.

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