Erik Lamela’s one year plus absence from participating in any class of professional football for Spurs has been quite revealing. If only for revealing those in our fanbase who are content with toying with reality
This has been such a ridiculously long break by such an expensive player, that fans capable of free thought were bound not just to question the situation but also make things up.
Drug dependency and a sex change have been front runners amongst those struggling to make sense of what has been THFC’s greatest public relations bungle to date.
There’s such little point in trawling thorough all the whys and wherefores for the umpteenth time, and so this comment struck me as worth sharing. GB Spurs on Spurs Community posted this:
Lamela is an example of one of those players who becomes better and more important the longer be is out. Give it a few more years injured and his stint with us will be remembered like the 2nd coming of Maradona.
I don’t believe he will ever play for us again but even if he does I don’t think he will be half the player most seem to think he is. He has goods (sic) technique and is tenacious but is one paced and can’t beat a man. He needed to find a yard of pace even before the injury so what is a year out going to achieve?
The rose tinted Tottenham lens effect combined with the seemingly eternal search for this season’s messiah has again polluted sane thought.
Will Lamela ever play for Spurs again? Perhaps a more worthwhile, if brutal response is ‘who cares if he does or doesn’t?’