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Pundit slams Lamela for what he tried to do in closing minutes against Leeds United
By Bruce Grove -

Rio Ferdinand has slammed Erik Lamela for attempting a rabona when Spurs was losing 3-1 to Leeds United yesterday.

The Argentinean always has an appetite to be stylish and he did score a rabona goal against Arsenal earlier this season.

He was brought on by Ryan Mason yesterday as Tottenham attempted to get back in the game.

They needed everyone to be as direct and as fast as possible against a strong Whites’ side, but Ferdinand is displeased that Lamela was trying to be creative while they were chasing a game and he also wonders why no Tottenham player confronted the attacker to tell him off.

‘Lamela came on and at times he had impact. There was a moment where he tried a rabona. You’re 3-1 down in this moment,’ Ferdinand said via Mail Sport

‘The important thing was the reaction in Spurs shirts. I was looking for someone to get on to him.’

Ferdinand added: ‘I couldn’t imagine being in a team where that player doesn’t get a rollicking. There’s got to be someone in there to say, “listen, we’re here to get results”.

That loss has dashed Spurs’ slim hopes of making the top four in the Premier League this season and sums up their inconsistent campaign.

They won their first two league games under Ryan Mason, but have now lost the Carabao Cup final and another league game under the rookie boss.

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Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

Skills and showboating is fine, but it has to be effective.. To mess up a simple rabona pass when you’re losing is poor.. Tanguy is frequently guilty of simiar nonsense, pulling off skills and tricks and going past people deep in his own half, when he should be doing it in the final third where he can do damage.

Matt
Matt
1 month ago

It wasn’t even showboating, he just can’t use his right foot ffs! Embarrassing.

Cali
Cali
1 month ago

Who can blame him? as there is no accountability in this club from Chairman to the ball boy everybody do as they please with no consequences and get paid top £.

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
1 month ago
Reply to  Cali

Exactly. This culture is now deeply embedded and won’t improve until Levy departs. We could bring in a top, no nonsense manager but things wouldn’t change while that bald megalomaniac remains in charge. My dislike of Levy has transformed into utter hatred. As BH has said, he has put our beloved club in jeopardy.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago

He is an Energetic Balsa Wood Footballer. He has had a very well paid but charmed existence and another wage Thief that Spurs attract like Magic.

nipponyid
nipponyid
1 month ago

If I had done that kicking a ball with my dad in the park as a lad he would have kicked my arse.
That rabona highlighted the complete lack of fear of consequence running through the team. Sunday league, or even at training you would expect a sound bollocking for that rubbish. We need someone out there cracking heads! Thought it would be Hojbjerg.

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  nipponyid

…and his so fortunate goal that got praised.

nipponyid
nipponyid
1 month ago
Reply to  England Mike

yep, will look great on the derby montages for years to come, a derby we lost after he got sent off.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

Remember this guy was our record buy when he came, if you think he’s delivered on that that’s up to you.

To me Lamela is emblematic of what is wrong with Spurs. At no other club in the top six would he still be on the books after what he has given the club in his eight years.

Just ask yourself how would Steve Bruce and Roy Keane have dealt with a player doing that. That’s the difference between winners and losers.

If a new manager comes in and tells Lamela, Sissoko, Aurier and the rest to take a hike then we might be getting somewhere.

Baleficent
Baleficent
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Trouble is, we need a mass clear out and we are relying on Levy to finance it. It’s going to get worse, I fear, before it gets better.

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Completely agree, some of the squad have just not delivered and stole a living here yet Levy incredibly, doesn’t see that. I can’t wait for the likes of Lamela, Rose and especially Sissoko to go, but it needs more than those three to have an impact on changing the mentality within the dressing room, that’s for another day.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

👏👏 We were waiting for him to deliver for some time, then he went MIA for almost two years and since then, we’ve again been waiting for him to deliver consistently.

Flashes of competence, but too few and far between. Should have left years ago.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago

Because Lamela would probably spend a year out injured if confronted. Our delicate flowers must be nurtured and protected!