Lamela Dubbed “Flop” By British Tabloid


Former A.S Roma attacker Erik Lamela, who was sold during the summer transfer window to English club Tottenham Hotspurs, has been labelled a flop by British tabloid “Daily Mail”. Excerpts from the article are below:

“Andre Villas-Boas is adamant that time will see Tottenham in a different light but the unrelenting, impatient world of the modern day Premier League will not afford him that, certainly not after he oversaw the biggest spending spree in the club’s history.

He needs those who were subject of huge transfer fees to start producing, players like Erik Lamela. A club record signing at £30m, he loathes being described as Bale’s replacement yet he needs to start doing what the Wales international did.

Five Premier League appearances, totalling to 158 minutes, hardly suggests he has given value for money – not does the fact he has contributed one assist (the winner for Paulinho at Cardiff on September 22), had three shots at goal and only completed one of his 10 crosses.

Being man-of-the-match against Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League is not enough.

To apportion the blame squarely on the shoulders of Lamela, however, would be wrong, as it would be to dismiss Roberto Soldado as another expensive dud. He is clearly a good player but he is at his best working in the box, as highlighted by only one of his 59 goals in Spain came outside the area.”

Source(s): Daily Mail