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Premier League Star Set To Return After Over A Year Out

Nasir Jabbar

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Premier League Star Set To Return After Over A Year Out

After over a year out of action, he's set to return.

Following the Premier League games over the weekend, fans up and down the country will be treated to more top flight football on Tuesday and Wednesday night.


League leaders Manchester City host Southampton, cross-town rivals United face Watford while Everton play West Ham in a crucial basement battle.


Not to mention Spurs traveling to the Midlands to take on Leicester City. And ahead of the King Power clash, Mauricio Pochettino is set to call upon the services of Erik Lamela.

Lamela in action for Spurs. Image: PA

The Argentina boss has confirmed the winger is in contention for Tuesday nights league encounter.


"It's good news because Lamela is in contention for tomorrow and, after training today, he told us he feels good and said 'okay I am ready to move on and be available if you want', he said via ESPN.

"I think it is so important because we have a very busy schedule ahead.

"Always to have Erik available to help the team is so important. Saturday his wife [girlfriend] had a baby. Fantastic news for him and more good news for him after one year out.

"After one year we need to stay calm with him. He's so important for the team because he's one player more with different qualities to help the team in different situations during the game. It's true we cannot expect too much now, only to be happy. He will be involved again tomorrow in a competition. We hope that he will be important for us in the future.


Lamela celebrates scoring a goal. Image: PA

Pochettino also responded to questions whether he doubted the 25-year-old would return.

"No, never doubts. We trusted in our medical staff and him that he's a very competitive player, always focused on his recovery.


"It's true that after a year it's difficult for a player to be fit and find the feelings in the competition when it's an injury for long term. Always it's not easy and the expectations need to be low. Maybe similar to Danny Rose, after 10 months or year it's similar.

"You need to provide them the time to be fit and feel again the competition. With Lamela there's no pressure on him, only to feel he's a player in the competition again.

"Of course he's going to help us, but I think it's so important because we have [a] massive, busy schedule in the future and it's always important to have a player with his quality to help the team," Pochettino added.

Will Lamela feature for Spurs?

Topics: Spurs, Erik Lamela, Premier League

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