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:
Lamela easily been one of the best so far this season and actually puts in the effort and need him back ASAP— James COYS (@James_ftbl) 5 November 2019
LAMELA NOOOOOOOOOOO— H.M.COYS7 ( LoCelsoSZN ) (@COYSLP7v2) 5 November 2019
See you in 18 months Lamela— ᴀʟᴇx (@_10Kane) 5 November 2019
Lamela played his 6-7 games for the season, that's it ... see ya next year.— S.L (@shai_lugassy) 5 November 2019
Lamela ffs, anyway Kane is back so no worries— Spurs Fan I Tanganga propaganda (@Moussa_Sissgoat) 5 November 2019
give Lamela my hamstring— Christopher (@ChrisWrighteous) 5 November 2019
Why is it every time Lamela starts getting good he gets injured— Justin Stevens (@jstevens123) 5 November 2019
Is that the home Sheff Utd game or the away one in Apr 2020 that Lamela will be fit for?— Roge Henlow ⚽️ (@Rog_THFC) 5 November 2019
That’s Lamela done for the season— Jake (@THFCJakee) 5 November 2019
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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