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Pochettino shares concern over Tottenham first teamer, scan on Friday

By Harvey Byrne

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has aired his concern over first team attacker Erik Lamela’s current injury situation.

The Argentina international has not featured for the club since a substitute appearance against Liverpool on 25 October.

Spurs boss Pochettino revealed earlier in the week that the player was set to return to London after working on his rehabilitation in Rome.

However, in his pre-match press conference the Argentine boss voiced his concerns with the player who is due for another scan on Friday.

Ben Dinnery, a freelance injury data analyst was covering the press conference on his personal Twitter account.

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Lamela was brought to the club in a huge £30million deal from Italian giants AS Roma in the summer of 2013.

The 24-year-old became the club’s record signing, but he has so far failed to live up to his hefty price tag due to poor form and injury.

Lamela enjoyed a good run in the first team at the opening stages of this campaign, starting 10 of his 14 matches and scoring two goals and supplying an impressive seven assists.

However, due to the recent formation change and Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen’s form in the attacking positions he may struggle to return to the side when he does eventually return from injury.

In other Tottenham team news, here is the Spurs best XI to face Manchester City on Saturday.

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