It comes to something when suggesting Erik Lamela deserves to start ahead of almost anyone, which might at first sound unkind, but he’s been at the club a very long time and has yet to fulfil any potential. Again, last night we got a taste of what the Argentine can do. If the fans want to be entertained then this is surely worth a shot?
I take a view that Gareth Bale and to a lesser extent Dele Alli are hovering around begging to be given chances, then Erik will continue to struggle for minutes. This is a shame because whilst not always successful, he is focussed and driven, almost to the point of being possessed!
For my money (£300,000+ pwk) Lamela offers a more consistent threat than Bale does.