Despite suffering a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Barcelona, Spurs fans were particularly impressed with Erik Lamela’s performance after the Argentinian put in a good shift on a night where most of their players fell short of the standards set by opposition players like Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic.
Lamela started in the No.10 role right behind striker Harry Kane with Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min either side of him, but Spurs struggled to get momentum going in the first half as the Spanish side took control of proceedings.
The second half however saw Mauricio Pochettino’s have more time on the ball that allowed a player like Lamela to have an impact. The 26-year-old scored Tottenham’s second goal of night, although it was via a deflection, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Catalan giants claiming victory.
Spurs fans, some of whom have not been the attacker’s biggest supporters in the past on Twitter, reacted to his latest performance, suggesting they are pleased to see him back to his best, hoping he could continue his current form throughout the season.
Here are their Twitter reactions:
Best player on the pitch last night Erik, if we had eleven players like you out there last night the result may well have been different.
Fantastic to see that others are recognising just what an influential player you have become in this squad, three goals in a row now for us.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) October 4, 2018
Been our best player this season
— ¹¹ (@lxmela11i) October 4, 2018
Awesome performance, as always, last night Erik.⚽️??
— Diane Law (@dianelaw47) October 4, 2018
Superb last night Erik, inspirational ?????? ?⚽?
— martin pearce (@pearcey33) October 4, 2018
Best player on the pitch yet again
— Ikey (@RafaVDV) October 4, 2018
— Mandy (@mandythfc) October 4, 2018
Man of the match for me!
— GeorgeM (@GeeMan09) October 4, 2018
You was awesome last night Erik. A true #yid performance.
— Jamie aka Zapiy (@jay_zapiy) October 4, 2018