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Tottenham boss reveals star is a Fiorentina fitness worry

PUBLISHED: 19:53 21 February 2016 | UPDATED: 08:25 23 February 2016

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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Erik Lamela missed the Fiorentina and Crystal Palace ties because he was sick, boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed.

The Argentine winger has made 32 appearances for Spurs this season and his most recent saw him step off the bench to tee up Christian Eriksen’s winner at Manchester City.

But he missed out on the 1-1 draw with Fiorentina in Florence and the 1-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday and wasn’t even able to watch from the stands at White Hart Lane.

And his manager says they will have to assess the 23-year-old ahead of the second leg of their Europa League tie on Thursday night.

“He was back home because he is ill,” he explained after the match. “He was sick and he started to feel bad before the game against Fiorentina.

“He was out of the squad and today he was out too because he is still sick.

“We will have to see more of him and we will see.”

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