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05th Aug 2016

Spurs fans are getting ridiculously excited after this Erik Lamela stunner

What a strike

Tom Victor

Erik Lamela was the poster-boy for Tottenham squandering the Gareth Bale money for much of his first season in London.

The Argentine cost a club-record £35m from Roma after a fine goalscoring season in the Italian capital, but failed to scale the same heights at White Hart Lane.

There was talk of the attacking midfielder returning to the continent, but Mauricio Pochettino found a solution – he turned him into a snide bastard of a defensive winger, and what a snide bastard he has become of late.

Lamela played a huge role in Spurs’ title challenge last season, but some fans have missed his attacking flair.

Not to worry, though, as he showed us he can still do that stuff too with this spectacular strike in a pre-season friendly against Internazionale.

If Spurs can combine the cynical tackling with the Roma-era flair, they’ve got themselves one hell of a player, and don’t their fans know it.

Even supporters of other clubs are starting to get a little excited. It might still be pre-season, but it’s impossible to ignore strikes like this altogether.

And you know the best thing about that goal? It’s still not close to his best in a Tottenham shirt. That honour goes to this effort against Asteras in the 2014/15 Europa League, which we’re sure you remember very well.

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