Spurs star still settling in England.
Tottenham Hotspur’s record signing midfielder Erik Lamela has admitted that he needs more time to settle into the physicality of life in the Premier League, Sky Sports reports.
The Argentine international joined up with the north London outfit for a deal worth around £30m in the wake of Gareth Bale’s big money move to Real Madrid in the summer.
Lamela has made just four appearances for the club this season, but has yet to start a Premier League game from the start and he has admitted that he needs to adapt to the physical nature of the league as soon as possible if he is to hope to make any form of meaningful impact this season.
He has also confessed that he needs to start proving himself for the sake of both his club and country.
“English football is much more physical while the game is more tactical in Italy,” he is quoted by Clarin.
“I have been talking a lot with my team-mates and I know that I have to adapt as quickly as possible if I want to ensure my place in the team and at the national team.”
The 21-year-old has just five international caps to his name and he will be hoping to become more of a fixture in the starting XI if he is to stand any hope of joining up with his country at next summer’s World Cup.