Tottenham fans demand Erik Lamela starts against Newport County

Tottenham face League Two outfit Newport County in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Rodney Parade on Saturday, and Spurs fans have demanded that Erik Lamela, rated at £22.5m according to Transfermarkt, starts in south Wales.

While Spurs will want to advance to the fifth round of the competition, Mauricio Pochettino may choose to rest some of his stars against Newport and give some fringe players an opportunity to impress.

Lamela is one of those following his return from a long-term hip injury in November, and he has only started on three occasions since then – including in the previous round of the FA Cup against AFC Wimbledon.

Tottenham supporters were quick to have their say on the 25-year-old Argentine via social media, and while one said “I see no reason for Lamela not to start”, another said “I swear if Lamela doesn’t start against Newport…”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…