Erik Lamela has been out of Tottenham Hotspur’s team for over a year due to injury hell.
The Argentine has had numerous operations and sought help from overseas in a bid to solve his hip problems.
This season, Lamela returned to training but is yet to make an appearance in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
That could be about to change as the manager has confirmed that the 25-year-old could be selected to play in Tuesday night’s Premier League game against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
TEAM NEWS: “Good news that @ErikLamela has stepped up and is in contention for tomorrow. Always in a very busy schedule you need everyone fit to help the team and that is very good news for the team.” – Mauricio pic.twitter.com/prWeBuKwQI
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 27, 2017
The news has come as a welcome boost to Tottenham fans due to the club’s recent results, which have dropped the North London outfit to fifth in the table.
The team attempted to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to arch rivals Arsenal when they faced West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
However, the most they managed to take from the contest was a point when Harry Kane cancelled out Salomon Rondon’s opener.
With Lamela’s return on the horizon, the fans are feeling more positive.
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) November 27, 2017
Christmas has come early.
— Ant (@AnthonyCOYS) November 27, 2017
YEEEEES COCO IS BACK
— OnomahIsABaller (@SpursD22) November 27, 2017
— Shelley Johnson (@shelleyj89) November 27, 2017
what a beautiful tweet
— k?? (@Lamelaaaaa) November 27, 2017
Lamela is in the 23 man squad that's travelled to Leicester. Get in!to have him off the bench is soo what we need now!
— james bashford (@jamesbashford3) November 27, 2017
“I’m ready boss.” pic.twitter.com/ArGxHosz5S
— Joseph Ang (@JosephbyNature) November 27, 2017
Yasss something we've been eagerly waiting for
— The Boy Child (@Methembedlodlo) November 27, 2017