By Wayne Veysey

15th Aug, 2016 | 10:53am

Erik Lamela sends Instagram message to Tottenham fans

By Tom Blackburn

Erik Lamela has claimed Tottenham’s comeback at Everton is the start of something big at White Hart Lane.

Lamela salvaged a point for Spurs in their Premier League opener on Saturday with a brilliantly taken header and was hailed by the Spurs faithful for his growing influence.

The 24-year-old subsequently posted a photo of his goal celebration on Instagram and gave his match verdict to his followers on the social media site.

“Not the best first half, but we showed character to draw in the second, this is just the beginning,” read the photo caption.

Lamela joined Spurs in 2013 from Roma for £25.5million, and it remains the club’s record transfer fee.

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He struggled in his first 18 months at White Hart Lane but he has prospered under the tutelage of his fellow Argentine.

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 the 24-year-old.

He has two years left on his current contract and will hope that Spurs make instant improvements when they face Crystal Palace next weekend.

In other Tottenham news, their player responds emphatically on Twitter to speculation that he wants a £118,000-a-week pay rise.