Erik Lamela discusses his Tottenham Hotspur future
Erik Lamela on life at Tottenham Hotspur and a possible return to River Plate in the future
Erik Lamela has refused to rule out the possibility of leaving Tottenham Hotspur to re-join River Plate when his contact in north London expires.
The Argentina playmaker has been in good form for the north London side so far this season, scoring two goals and making three assists in 11 Premier League games for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
The 23-year-old has taken some time to adapt to the rigours of the English top flight since his big-money transfer to Spurs from Roma back in the summer of 2013.
The midfielder now says that he feels much more settled in England, but admitted that he would be keen on a move back to River Plate at some point before the end of his career.
Speaking to ESPN FC, Lamela said: “I feel much more confident. I am adapted, but English football isn’t easy there is always something new that appears. The Premier League is a very competitive championship, probably the most competitive one in the world.”
Asked about a possible return to River Plate, he replied: “I feel that it’s something that I owe to myself. I left River after the team had fallen down to Serie B. I have something that hasn’t finished in my history with River. I owe to them who I am and I owe to myself to play there once I finish my European experience.
“I am under contract at Spurs until June 2018 so I see it as difficult to go back to Argentina before that time.”
Lamela will miss Sunday’s clash with West Ham United at White Hart Lane due to suspension following his booking at Arsenal before the international break.