By Dominic Toner
Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela comprehensively won the club’s man of the match award in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Everton.
The Argentine scored the equaliser with a well timed header in the Premier League opener to salvage a point for Spurs.
Spurs revealed on their official Twitter account that Lamela picked up 71.8% of the man-of-the-match votes for his display at Goodison Park.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 14, 2016
Spurs revealed on Twitter the statistics for Lamela’s performance which earned him such high praise from the supporters.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 13, 2016
Lamela struggled in his first 18 months at White Hart Lane but he has prospered under the tutelage of his fellow Argentine Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentina international scored 10 goals and provided nine assists in all competitions last season and there is a growing sense there is much more to come from him.
Gary Lineker has predicted that Spurs will win the Premier League this season and Lamela’s involvement could play a major role if they are to be successful.
Pochettino has added forward Vincent Janssen and midfielder enforcer Victor Wanyama to his squad this summer but looks set to trust his current crop of wide options, with Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli and Heung-Min Son at his disposal
In other Tottenham team news, the club’s supporters have reacted on Twitter to the new partnership of Wanyama and Eric Dier.