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Erik Lamela Set For First Tottenham Start Against Tromso

Erik Lamela, Tottenham’s record £30 million signing from AS Roma, could be handed his first start for the club against Europa League opposition Tromso.

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The 21 year old attacking midfielder has only managed two appearances off the bench since his arrival but Spurs boss Villas-Boas has given a strong indication that the Argentine international could start in Thursday’s first Europa League group stage clash with Norwegian side Tromso at White Hart Lane.

Villas-Boas told ESPN : “His qualities are immense, they are not in doubt, but we just didn’t have enough time with him [for Norwich] due to his late arrival in the transfer window and the international game he played,”.

“It was finally good for us to have a few days training with the team and there is a possibility [of starting against Tromso]. He is selected for the game and a player of his quality will threaten to be in the team very soon.

“He has played in different positions up front from a young age. When he left River Plate, first he played behind the striker, then on the left, then as a right winger. The experience he has in three positions means he is creative in all three positions.”

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