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Friday 15 December 2017

Lamela's wonder strike

Erik Lamela's outrageous rabona strike was one of the best goals head coach Mauricio Pochettino has ever seen and may well prove the defining moment in his Tottenham career.

The club-record £30m signing was labelled a flop in some quarters after a disappointing, albeit injury-interrupted, first season.

Lamela is at last, though, beginning to show glimpses of his undoubted quality under Pochettino.

The 22-year-old offered a mouthwatering glimpse of his potential last night, scoring a brace as Spurs won their Europa League clash against Asteras Tripolis 5-1.

Lamela's second of the Group C clash was an impressive volley from an acute angle, but the first was one of the finest goals ever seen at White Hart Lane - a rabona strike from the edge of the box where he wrapped his left foot around his right leg to score.

"One time I scored one goal like that myself," Pochettino said, laughing. "You will find it on YouTube.

"No, it was a very big goal, a great goal, an unbelievable goal. I am happy for him and it helped us to get the three points.

Tottenham' also had a hat-trick hero in Harry Kane, while Lamala added his second with a volley.

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