Erik Lamela determined to prove his worth

Erik Lamela Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham forward Erik Lamela says he is relishing the opportunity to prove his ability to the club’s fans after a disappointing first season in England.

The Argentinean became the club’s record signing last summer when he left Roma to move to the Premier League side.

Lamela struggled with a number of injuries during his first season with Spurs and he was linked with a return to the Serie A this summer.

The 21-year-old insists he is injury free and more settled in north London as he tries to impress new boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Speaking about the upcoming season, Lamela told The Sun: “I am getting in good shape and am determined to show Tottenham fans the real Erik Lamela this season.

“I have recovered from my injuries, we have a new manager and I cannot wait to play. I am confident you will see a much better me this season.

“Last season was a frustrating one all round for me. It took a while to get into the team and then I kept getting injured, which meant I was overlooked by Argentina too.

“But I never wanted to leave. I was determined to stay at the club and show everybody my team-mates, staff and the fans that I was a good player.

“Now I feel better and my mind is 100 per cent focused on doing well for Tottenham, like it has always been.”

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