Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to slam Erik Lamela for his performance in the thrilling 5-4 win against Leicester at Wembley on Sunday – even though he managed to get himself on the scoresheet twice in the second half.
Lamela, 26, has not been in the best of form for Tottenham this season ever since he returned from over a year on the sidelines with a serious hip injury.
Mauricio Pochettino has remained loyal to his fellow Argentine, however it seems that fans are really losing their patience with the Spurs manager’s insistence on playing the attacker, even though he could have got a hat-trick if one of his strikes didn’t go down as a Christian Fuchs own goal.
Spurs fans were raging with Lamela’s performance in the Premier League finale on Sunday, especially when his lapse of concentration in the opening minute allowed Jamie Vardy to put Leicester ahead.
One angry member of the Wembley support claimed that Lamela was a “waste of space” during the win over Leicester.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Please let this be the last time I am watching Lamela and Sissoko play for spurs ????????
— Ally McIntosh (@ally_mac82) May 13, 2018
Lamela is actually trash
— ً (@thfceriksen) May 13, 2018
Appreciate it's just not the time, but Lamela has been laughable
— Tom (@TomFoins) May 13, 2018
Lamela you are a waste of space
— Harry (@HarryGreeny99) May 13, 2018
Really hope today is Lamela’s last game for us.
— JWIMYS (@JWIMYS) May 13, 2018
What the heck is wrong with Lamela again – pretty useless so far – and Sissoko must go in the summer #COYS
— Ritesh Patel (@ritters90) May 13, 2018
Shame on Pochetino for starting trash like sissoko and Lamela
— Raja Khan (@RajaKha35012207) May 13, 2018
Lamela is such a useless player though
— Andre (@1reallungelo) May 13, 2018
Thanks Poch. Please get rid of your mate Lamela & Sissoko. Worst players we’ve had a at @SpursOfficial for years
— Mark Smith (@topbanana67) May 13, 2018
What on earth does Lamela bring ?
— Red Reddington (@Mark1208) May 13, 2018
Lamela has made 33 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham this season, scoring three goals and supplying six assists in the process.
It now remains to be seen what will happen to the former Roma star in the summer, but given Pochettino’s favouritism towards his fellow countryman, it’s more than likely that he will still be at the club for the start of next season.