Erik Lamela makes return for Tottenham U23s against Chelsea U23s
Last Updated: 18/11/17 5:44pm
Erik Lamela made his return to action on Saturday, starting Tottenham U23s match against Chelsea U23 at Hotspur Way.
The 25-year-old has not featured for Tottenham for over a year due to a hip injury, with his last appearance coming in the 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool in October 2016.
Lamela returned to first-team training in October and manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is hopeful of having the winger back at his disposal soon.
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"We are talking every day about, 'are you ready?', and we are waiting for him to feel full confidence to be involved once again," Pochettino said at his pre-match news conference ahead of the trip to face north London rivals Arsenal.
Lamela joined Tottenham from Roma for £30m in 2013 and has since scored 19 goals in 119 appearances for the club.