Tottenham newbie hits out at comparisons

Erik Lamela (Tottenham)Tottenham winger Erik Lamela believes that it is unfair that he’s being compared to former White Hart Lane idol Gareth Bale.

The Argentine arrived at Spurs over the summer in a deal that was part funded by the Welshman’s world-record switch to Real Madrid.

With Lamela operating in a similar position to Bale, and arriving in a period when the London club were replacing their former hero, naturally he Roma has been compared to his predecessor.

The 21-year-old has made a stuttering start to life at Tottenham, which has seen some question whether or not he will justify his £25.8m price-tag.

But, the youngster netted his first goal in the club’s Thursday night win of Sheriff Tiraspol leading some to suggest that he may kick on and emulate Bale.

However, Lamela feels that it is wrong that he is being compared to last season’s Premier League Player of the Year:

“Bale is Bale, I am Erik Lamela,” he is quoted by The Metro.

“Bale is at Real Madrid, one of the most important clubs in the world. He is who he is and I am who I am.

“People have said many things about me and about the other players who joined last summer. Everyone can bring his own qualities and give his best for the team but it is wrong to say I was brought here to replace Bale.”

Will Erik Lamela have a similar impact at Tottenham to Gareth Bale?

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