Erik Lamela has told Sky Sports News that he ‘loves’ Tottenham Hotspur ‘too much’ as he enters his seventh season with the north London club.
Lamela, 27, joined Tottenham back in 2013 from AS Roma for £30million (Telegraph) and has since clocked up 192 appearances in all competitions – a double hip injury preventing him from adding to that.
The powerful winger has begun the 2019-20 campaign in excellent form, scoring two goals and laying on another assist in his opening five Premier League outings. Lamela’s best goalscoring return in the league for Spurs is just five goals, in 2015-16.
Asked how much he loved Tottenham, the Argentina international made it very clear that he is content at Spurs and that he loves the club more and more every season – ahead of Spurs’ first Champions League clash against Olympiakos.
“I love Spurs too much. I love them more and more every season,” Lamela said. “It has been a lot of seasons here, a lot of good years. Every season, my love is more. My family is very happy that I am here. I’m very happy here.”
TBR’s view – Lamela getting better at Tottenham, with age
Though many go the other way, it appears that Lamela is getting better and better the longer he is at Tottenham. Close to breaking the 200-appearance barrier, he is becoming crucial to Spurs.
Perhaps not first choice, with the club boasting Son Heung-min, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli in attacking midfield, he has remained loyal and injury free in recent years – something that cannot be said for Eriksen and Alli.
Spurs fans will be hoping Lamela can continue his excellent start, starting with Wednesday night in Greece.