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Erik Lamela: Spurs always backed me for anything that I needed


Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Erik Lamela says he was surprised that Gerardo Martino asked him to join the squad for the international friendly against Germany.

The youngster has been in devastating form last month and his efforts were rewarded by Argentina manager Martino.

"Being called to the national team is the best thing that could happen to a football player," Lamela told Central FOX.

"I will enjoy it and will try to give my best from me. I am very happy to be in the team again.

"To be honest, I was surprised when I found out I was being recalled, most of all because the list of players had already been done.

"At the last minute I was told that I had to travel to Dusseldorf and I am very happy about that."

The 22-year-old struggled to make an impact for Spurs after his arrival from Roma last season but looks to be reinvigorated under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.

"I had a long injury, so I am thankful to my current club as they have always backed me for anything that I needed," Lamela added.

"In fact, I feel that they have taken care of me, and thanks to that I have started the season in the best way.

"If I have a good performance in my team then the doors of the national team may keep on being opened for me, just like it has happened in this occasion."

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