By Alex Taylor
Erik Lamela scored a wonder strike in Tottenham’s 6-1 pre-season demolition of Inter Milan on Friday evening.
The 24-year-old Argentine international was a reinvigorated force last season under Mauricio Pochettino and is showing that he is keen to continue where he left off in 2015-16.
With the score locked at 1-1 against the Italians, the winger picked up possession 25 yards from goal and took a touch before curling the ball into the top right-hand-comer of the net.
The match finished 6-1 as Lamela’s goal, which was preceded by a powerful Harry Kane penalty and an equaliser from Ivan Perisic, was followed by strikes from Dele Alli, Kane, Vincent Janssen and Shayon Harrison to seal an empahtic win.
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Lamela enjoyed a successful season under the guidance of Pochettino last term, as he scored 11 goals and provided 10 assists in 44 appearances, helping Spurs to a third place finish and a spot in next season’s Champions League.
The fixture against Inter Milan will be the north Londoners final pre-season game ahead of the 2016-17 Premier League season.
Tottenham will face Everton at Goodison Park in just eight days time and will look to go one step further than competing for the title next season, and go on to win it.
In other Tottenham team news, Pochettino has named seven academy players in the Tottenham squad for Friday’s friendly against Inter Milan.