Mauricio Pochettino revealed at his press conference that Erik Lamela could make the bench for Tottenham’s game against West Bromwich Albion, if he didn’t feature for the Under-23s on Friday.
The Spurs boss made it clear on Thursday in his conference that he didn’t know whether Lamela would be on the bench, stating they were debating giving him more game time with the Under-23s.
“We need to wait, maybe in his mind he say: ‘Gaffer if you want, I am ready again to be available if you believe I can help the team’…but we need to wait [until Friday] and if it’s not like this then we decide maybe for him to play in the U23s.”
The Argentinian was not named in the U-23s and Tottenham fans are hoping that this means that he’ll be back in the Premier League against West Brom.
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The 25-year-old has not featured for Tottenham since October 2016, where he played in the 2-1 League Cup defeat to Liverpool, as he has been plagued with a hip problem.
The winger’s hip problems have kept the star out much longer than originally anticipated, with the original problem referred to as minor at the time.
Lamela’s recovery even saw him return to his old side AS Roma in a bid to speed up the recovery process in January.
So far this season without Lamela’s presence, Spurs have done very well, topping their Champions League group as well as achieving 23 points from 13 games in the Premier League.