Search

Spurs boss responds to rumours of Lamela loan exit

15:09 10 January 2014

Erik Lamela

Erik Lamela

EMPICS Sport

Tim Sherwood insists Erik Lamela will not be leaving Tottenham on loan this month, but he admits he only intends play the Argentine “when he’s ready to perform”.

There has been speculation about Lamela’s future this week after his father told Fox Sports Radio del Plata: “Erik is not happy and he wants to go back to Italy.”

A loan move away from White Hart Lane has been mooted, but Sherwood is adamant that will not be happening.

“He has a big future here, he won’t be leaving on loan in this transfer window,” said the head coach.

“We know what a talented player Erik is and we do also understand how players need time to settle. He needs time to acclimatise to this country.

“He doesn’t speak English and isn’t used to the pace of the games, especially over the Christmas period when they come thick and fast.

“He’s not 100 per cent fit. He’s still feeling fatigued in one of his thighs so we were very cautious with him. We don’t want that to turn into a real injury problem.

“We’re going to take it nice and steady with him. I really want to put him on the stage when he’s ready to perform, rather than let people judge him when he’s half-cocked.”

Follow me on Twitter @BenPearceSpurs

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 21:48
From left: Highgate Harriers’ Ben Noad, Brahma Pochee, Murray Strain, Jon Laybourn and Robert Wilson won bronze medals at the South of England Cross-Country Championships at Stanmer Park in Brighton. Pic: Dieter Perry

Jon Laybourn stormed to his best ever cross-country finish as Highgate Harriers’ men came third at the South of England Championships in Brighton on Saturday.

Yesterday, 13:31
Tottenham's Michel Vorm. Picture: PA Wire

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino insists he will have no hesitation in naming goalkeeper Michel Vorm in his starting line-up for Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Sheffield United.

Yesterday, 13:22
Pete Wood scored twice for Hampstead but it wasn't enough. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead were left rueing missed opportunities as they lost 29-20 to a hardworking HAC team in a game that could have gone either way in London North-West Division Two.

Yesterday, 12:47
Dave O'Dwyer (centre) scored the decisive winning try against Hackney. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Captain Dave O’Dwyer scored a winning try with the last play of the match as UCS Old Boys came from behind to earn a dramatic 8-5 victory over Hackney in the Middlesex Cup.

Most read sport

Fans of cool pictures of fire – this one’s for you.

Have you noticed lots of ladies with smudged lippie on social media lately? Find out why they’re deliberately committing a make-up faux pas.

Emergency declared as blizzard is expected to dump up to 24 inches of snow.

With 100 days to go until the General Election we decided to give it a try.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder