By Dominic Toner

Erik Lamela was named in the team of the round for the EFL Cup after his exceptional performance against Gillingham.

Tottenham completed a comfortable 5-0 victory in the third-round and set up a huge cup match against Liverpool in the last 16.

Lamela, 24, scored one goal and grabbed three assists against the League One side as Mauricio Pochettino opted to rotate his squad.

The Argentinian midfielder will be hopeful of playing against Middlesbrough on Saturday, after being used as a substitute in the previous two league matches.

Lamela was the only Spurs player named in the starting XI, which comprised of six Premier League and five Championship representatives.

The official EFL Cup twitter account released their official team of the round.

Spurs remain unbeaten domestically this season, with their only defeat coming to Monaco in the Champions League, and currently sit third in the league table.

Mauricio Pochettino faces a selection headache for his next game about who will fill the three attacking positions.

Lamela will be competing with Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Moussa Sissoko, Heung-Min Son and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou for a starting position.

He has made 114 appearances for Spurs since his arrival in 2013 and scored 29 goals in that time.

In other Tottenham news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the outcome against Middlesbrough.