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Erik Lamela-Ardilles one to watch (video)

Posted on October 02, 2013 by Guest Writer

When a World Cup winner says a player is special you have to take notice and believe he is knows a great player in the making when he sees one, when that person is one of our own, Ossie Ardiles no less, then we know he recognises real talent, he played in a World Cup winning team brimming with class, he also formed part of a fantastic Tottenham team in the early eighties. Even when he had a shortlived spell as manager of Tottenham  who can forget the offensive players he tried to integrate into a winning team, Sherringham, Anderton, Barmby, Dumitrescu, Popescu and Klinsmann.

Ossie has acknowledged the quality of many of the new Tottenham additions but the one player he remains particularly excited about is his own countryman Erik Lamela. because Lamela has already made appearances for the national team his quality had already been noticed in Argentina where he played for River Plate before being snapped up by Roma with Franco Baldini being instrumental in securing his services.

Ossie has likened Lamela to Lionel Messi and has stated on more than one occasion that he will become as influential a player in time, he suggests that his vision and skillset is superior to Gareth Bale although he doesn’t perhaps yet have his explosive pace and power. It seems that Lamela is the type of player that Gareth Bale turned into last season, he has the ability to play off the main striker or link up from the left or right, he has pace and lots of tricks up his sleeve and with an eye for goal should become a special player in time.

We have all seen highlights of his last season at Roma which was quite special, but take a look at the following video of his highlights while with River Plate and remember he was just nineteen years of age when he was running the show and providing moments of sheer magic. Erik Lamela is still only a young player with immense potential but he seems to have it all in the locker, he scores goals, makes goals, is always aware of what is going on around him, he has pace and dribbling skills and always seems to find or make space for himself.

Erik Lamela has not played many minutes in a Tottenham shirt but already the faithful can see something special about to manifest itself, everything he does simply oozes quality and AVB is the perfect coach to encourage the very best from him, just like he did with Bale and so many others who have raised their game over the course of the last year.

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  1. lou says:

    producing performances like that at 19yrs of age and in his first season is incredible, some way to go yet but he has the makings of a special talent. Madrid might want to give us £100m or more for him but not for several years yet.

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