Lamela looks a completely different player under Pochettino, says Spurs legend Ardiles

first_imgOssie Ardiles has been impressed by Tottenham’s early season form, and believes Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival has transformed Erik Lamela.Spurs have won all of Pochettino’s first three games in charge, with a Europa League victory at AEL Limassol sandwiched in between Premier League wins against West Ham and QPR.Lamela, who enjoyed a disastrous debut campaign after his £30million move from Roma, was the star of the show in Sunday’s 4-0 demolition of QPR, and Ardiles believes it could turn out to be a memorable season for his fellow Argentine, as well as the club.“It is a long, long season, but what I have seen so far [under Pochettino] has been very encouraging,” said the White Hart Lane legend, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Lamela has been one of his big successes. He looks a completely different player to what he was last season. “Every time he got the ball last season he looked for the easy option. Now every time he has the ball it looks like something is going to happen. He has been very, very impressive.”last_img read more