Kane himself ended a goal-scoring drought during the big home win but singled out Argentine Lamela for his efforts during the clash with big-spending opposition.
“I’m very pleased for him,” Kane said in quotes covered by Goal.com.
“He’s taken some criticism over the last year or so but since he’s come in he’s shown, especially this season, what a player he can be.
“He’s done very well, he worked hard for the team [against City] up and down the pitch and I’m delighted for him to get his goal”.
As well as scoring Lamela was involved in two of Tottenham’s other goals and will hope that the superb performance is the first of many as the former AS Roma man looks to justify the club record £30m invested in his services two years ago.