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Erik Lamela absence highlights incredible Tottenham depth

Most people agreed that Tottenham were foolish not to strengthen their squad in the summer with a single signing and felt the would be a long way short this season.

But manager Mauricio Pochettino has proved people wrong by helping Spurs to second in the Premier League table at the halfway stage.

The north London club look in great shape this campaign and the depth of their squad is wrongly overlooked.

Spurs were without injured Dele Alli and also didn’t use Erik Lamela off the bench in a 5-0 demolition of Bournemouth at the weekend.

Pochettino will be without in-form attacker Heung-Min Son for up to a maximum of five fixtures next month if South Korea reach the Asian Cup final, but fans should not be too concerned.

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Spurs have the quality to rotate in their squad and they should be looking to build on a streak of seven games across all competitions unbeaten.

Lamela was left in reserve against Bournemouth as an unused substitute and has also not scored in the league since 3 November.

But the 26-year-old Argentinian playmaker still has six goals under his belt so far this campaign and is a major threat when he’s on form.

He’s likely to get his opportunity to impress over the coming weeks and it proves what a great group of players Pochettino has to work with.

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