Tottenham Hotspur failed to take a massive step towards qualification for the UEFA Champions League next season after a 1-0 defeat away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
A Spurs win would have put them on the brink of a confirmed top four finish, but they will now anxiously be watching tomorrow’s Chelsea match. A victory for the Blues would see them move to within two points of Mauricio Pochettino’s side with two games remaining.
It was a deeply frustrating afternoon for supporters, who watched their side dominate possession and territory before conceding in the 92nd minute to former player Jake Livermore.
Much of the criticism was aimed at Erik Lamela who, playing behind striker Harry Kane, failed to create the chances necessary to punish the relegation candidates.
Many fans have now lost patience with the Argentinian, who is worth £22.5m according to Transfermarkt.
With zero goals and just two assists in 23 Premier League appearances this season, his final product is being called into question and some even believe he should be sold this summer.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Whilst it’s not popular to admit, always backed Lamela at this football club and always wanted him to go on and prove his doubters wrong.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) May 5, 2018
Seriously, anyone who ever tries to tell me Danny rose and Erik lamela are good players again should stop watching football #THFC
— Underscore (@CorchIrvinMeyer) May 5, 2018
— Thor Johnson (@ThorJohnson17) May 5, 2018
What more does Moura need to do to get a start over Lamela? Get some petty yellow cards for lunging in as that’s all I can remember him doing since scoring *that* rabona. #thfc
— Sam (@SamHaslum) May 5, 2018
I don’t what I’ll do to myself if I have to see another game with Lamela #thfc
— Adhithya (@adhithya35) May 5, 2018
— Unelected Bureaucrat (@Rrinoceros) May 5, 2018
Lamela. Is. Not. Good. Enough #THFC
— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) May 5, 2018
If you think Lamela is good enough for the future of Spurs, you're polluted. #THFC
— Andrew Richardson (@A_Richardson93) May 5, 2018
Lamela just gets in the way in my opinion, get rid in the summer 🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Tom Walsh (@tomwalsh10) May 5, 2018