- Spurs currently sit fourth in the Premier League
- Player made return from injury in Spurs U23’s clash with Chelsea earlier today
- Lamela has spent more than a year out with injury
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Argentina and Spurs ace Erik Lamela made his comeback from injury earlier today in Spurs U23’s match against Chelsea.
This was reported by the Sun, who say that Lamela played apart in Spurs’ youth side’s match against the Blues earlier today after spending more than a year out with hip-related injuries.
The news outlet report that the former Roma winger managed 60 minutes against Chelsea before he was substituted off.
Since joining Mauricio Pochettino’s side from Italian side Roma in 2013, Lamela has a had a topsy-turvy time in north London.
The player’s record for the club is decent, as the Argentine has managed to score 19 and assist 31 in 121 appearances.
Lamela enjoyed his most successful in England in the 2015/16 campaign, as that year the wide-man managed to amass a record of 11 goals and 10 assists in 44 games.
However, the main element that has a put a dampener on the player’s time at Spurs is his injury record, as Lamela has, so far, missed a total of 86 games for Pochettino’s side since joining them four years ago.
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Should Lamela make his first team return in the very near future, it’ll come as a big boost for Spurs fans, who would love to see the player donning the club’s shirt after being out for so long through injury.