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Mr. Erik Lamela Esq.

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by SuprSi, 30 Aug 2013.

  1. Mumorn

    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    I see Soldado followed him AND Eriksen on twitter ;)
     
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  3. unit kaboom

    unit kaboom Kevin Dearden

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    Only chant we should even consider is as mentioned by someone else few pages back.
    "They call him Coco, Coco Lemala..When he moved from Rome he said Ciao bella"
    (To Coco Coco Cabana for the musically illiterate)
     
  4. vkn17

    vkn17 Luke Young

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    Some **** fans thinks he is a poor mans Walcott :ross:
     
  5. Mumorn

    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    they would do.

    there are scum fans who think Bale is a poor mans Walcott.
     
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    Papercut Jermaine Jenas

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    Something around "Living la vida Coco"?
     
  7. chancer

    chancer Gudni Bergsson

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    Having watched him, do you think he's been bought as a No.10 or as a channel player? My strong sense is the former with AVB making him the heart of the team.
     
  8. NWND

    NWND Banned

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    Re: Erik Lamela - Official

    *opens Spurs Official site*
    *squeals like a girl*
    *minimises as manager looks up*
    *waits till manager looks back at their screen*
    *reopens Spurs Official site*
    *squeals like a girl again*
     
  9. NWND

    NWND Banned

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    Bale was the most dynamic and technically gifted player in the team, so AVB built the team around him - I suspect that based on early pre season where Bale played that AVB was planning to start him on the right of a front 3 with the license to roam inside. I think that's how Lamela will play and it's where he played for Roma. Eriksen will take Sig's no 10 role centrally IMO
     
  10. Spursalot

    Spursalot Jimmy McCormick

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    Will be interesting to see how the lad develops, wish him all the best!

    Hard to have a judgement on him or vlad, not really seen either play.
     
  11. screen nayim

    screen nayim John Gorman

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    With a name like Coco, I definitely see him as more of a Chanel type player...
     
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    chancer Gudni Bergsson

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    Very good...:)
     
  13. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Paul Stalteri

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    Was Les Allen's favourite trick, that.
     
  14. chancer

    chancer Gudni Bergsson

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    Red Cafe has a thread on Lamela going all the way back to his time at River Plate through to today. Interesting read:

    http://www.redcafe.net/threads/erik-lamela.334033/

    One of the posts on the first page is a zinger:


     
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    DubaiSpur Chris Perry

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    \o/
     
  16. metalgear

    metalgear Paul Robinson

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    [video=youtube;2CnTkThfRE0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2CnTkThfRE0[/video]

    this boy is a natural dribbler and best of all isn't afraid of tackle or getting bumped around on the pitch. i think he's going to settle in to the EPL easily.
     
  17. metalgear

    metalgear Paul Robinson

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...o-totti--nears-move-to-tottenham-8787797.html

    wonder how AVB will accomodate Lamela to play him to his strenghts:

    Lamela initially suffered under Luis Enrique as the Spanish tactician attempted to impose a ‘tiki-taka’ style after transitioning from Barcelona B coach to Roma manager. The forward was unable to execute his famed darting runs suited to a more counter-attacking formation then the possession-based football being employed at the time. He was also at the centre of several unsavoury incidents - including a dressing room punch-up with teammate Pablo Osvaldo after playing Udinese in November before being banned for three matches in late April for spitting at Juventus wing-back Stephan Lichtsteiner during a game.

    The Argentine managed six goals from a wide position as Roma concluded the campaign without qualification for either European competition. Enrique was ultimately sacked as eccentric Czech journeyman Zdeněk Zeman returned to the club over 20 years since he last held the managerial position.

    Lamela flourished in Zeman’s storied all-out attacking approach. Before the winter break, he scored in six successive matches and was agonisingly close to surpassing Rodolfo Volk’s record for netting in straight games for the Giallorossi. In an attacking trident alongside Totti and Osvaldo, defences simply could not handle his combination of flash trickery and potent finishing.
     
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    Luda2013 Jamie Redknapp

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    He's going to be world flicking class very soon! His close control is rondonculous
     
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    Papercut Jermaine Jenas

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    http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2892...s-star-signing-and-the-argentine?ICID=HP_TS_7

    Meet Erik Lamela - Tottenham's star signing and the Argentine Cristiano Ronaldo

    30 Aug 2013 15:45:00

    The 21-year-old is the closest prospect to the Real Madrid superstar and has flourished at Roma, easily justifying the £25 million price tag that Spurs have paid up front

    PROFILE
    By Sebastian Garcia

    With only three full seasons of professional football under his belt, you could be forgiven for thinking Erik Lamela is overpriced at the potential £30 million that Roma hope to receive. And yet his impact in Argentina and Italy has been so prodigious that the potential figure would still represent sound business.

    As revealed by Goal on August 14, Tottenham made the 21-year-old their “absolute priority”, and have now wrapped up a deal worth £25.7m up front plus a further £4.2m in bonuses. It will prove to be a bargain.

    So where has Lamela come from and what marks him out from his peers?

    Born in Carapachay, a town a few miles north of Buenos Aires, Lamela found his way into the prestigious River Plate academy. A tug-of-war tussle between los Millonarios and Barcelona almost saw a 12-year-old Lamela pack his bags and leave for Spain, but River managed to keep hold of their young prodigy and hone his talent in-house.

    Lamela made his professional debut for River as a fresh-faced 17-year-old in June 2009, just a few months after scoring an audacious rabona chip at youth level - a hint of the genius that lurked within.

    His first full season with River ended with tears streaming down his face, though, as one of Argentina’s traditional powerhouses was relegated following a play-off with Belgrano. For all the skill and inventiveness the young midfielder displayed in the 34 appearances he made that year, it could not stop this giant football club suffering the ultimate humiliation.

    A move to Europe beckoned, and Roma snared the then-19-year-old for £16.3m (€19m) as they embarked on a lavish new project under the ownership of Thomas DiBenedetto. While his first season was inauspicious as the Giallorossi stumbled to a 7th-place finish under Luis Enrique, he blossomed in his second.

    This was partly thanks to ultra-attacking manager Zdenek Zeman's penchant for handing the likes of Lamela and Francesco Totti complete freedom in the attacking third, and partly the natural trajectory of his growth.

    The Argentine notched 15 league goals in 33 appearances - hugely impressive particularly given the miserly reputation Serie A carries. This haul would have been welcome for many a wily striker, let alone a wiry, fledgling midfielder. Yet this is part of Lamela’s appeal. At 6ft tall, he is yet another member of the new breed of wide forward – fast, direct, and with an ability to win a match single-handed.

    Comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo have been forthcoming and it’s easy to see why. Lamela’s poise, athleticism and ball control are reminiscent of a young Ronaldo – though without the arrogant mannerisms that characterise the Portuguese.

    Lamela may not be quite as quick as Ronaldo and his dribbling may not be as devastating, but he has a more creative brain, a greater understanding of the game. That one-track mind may be the source of Ronaldo’s brilliance and incredible haul of goals, but Lamela's encompassing attitude marks him as a more creative proposition.

    Even if some insist Monaco winger, and fellow River graduate, Lucas Ocampos is the next Cristiano Ronaldo, the tag clearly belongs to Lamela.

    His talent is finally beginning to see the sort of recognition many expected when he left for Europe. As Tottenham prise a genuine world-class prospect from Roma, Lamela is on the brink of breaking into the Argentina national team.

    He has three caps to his name and, although the Albiceleste are blessed with attacking options, expect Lamela to push his way onto the plane for Brazil 2014 - he set up Gonzalo Higuain against Italy in a recent friendly.

    The fact that Andre Villas-Boas - and crucially, Franco Baldini - pursued Lamela regardless of Bale’s future speaks volumes. He may be just 21 years of age, but Spurs have signed a ready-made replacement for their star winger. It is now just a matter of time before the Welshman completes his move to Real Madrid, but Spurs fans should be excited about the future with Lamela on board.
     
  20. Spurs7891

    Spurs7891 Mauricio Taricco

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    So, Lamela is our first Argentine player since Taricco. Don't follow Italian league, so don't know anything about him. But hope he will go on to become our best ever Argentine star, more popular than Ardiles and Villa. It is not going to be easy, but hope he will make us forget about Bale. To do that, he needs to score consistently and score many wonder goals. Good luck to him.
     

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