Nine times Erik Lamela was the Premier League’s ultimate sh*thouse

Erik Lamela became a cult hero among Tottenham fans during his eight years in the Premier League.

The last member of the ‘Magnificant Seven’ to leave Spurs, Lamela was beloved by supporters for his full-blooded commitment, penchant for rabonas and his unrivalled ability at winding up opponents.

And it’s safe to say the Premier League has been a poorer place in Lamela’s absence over the past two years since his departure for Sevilla.

We’ve identified nine times when Lamela demonstrated that he belongs in the God tier of shithouses.

Getting Anthony Martial sent off

A painter would describe it as a “light brushstroke”, but Lamela took Martial’s contact as an invitation to fall over and get his opponent dismissed during that 6-1 win at Old Trafford.

Rumours Jose Mourinho immediately tried to adopt Lamela after the game have sadly been unconfirmed.

Getting stuck into Arsenal…

One way to endear yourself to the Spurs faithful is to call Arsenal’s blue-eyed boy a “pussy” – something Jack Wilshere took with all the offence intended.

Lamela’s sly grin told you everything you need to know.

…and Chelsea

Another method of endearment proved to be ‘accidentally’ stamping on the hand of Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas, a player not immune to some shithousery himself, as Spurs self-destructed during the Battle of the Bridge.

14 March, 2021

One career-defining rabona, two yellow cards and an early bath in a game Spurs threw away. In other words, the full house.

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Marking his territory

Just as cats mark their territory, Lamela did so on the shins of Burnley’s Dwight McNeil before pinching their physio’s water bottle.

By now it’s obvious that we’re all living in Erik’s world.

Lamela Tackles McNeil Hard, Then Steals Water Bottle From Burnley
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Buying fouls

Clearly a penalty, nothing to see here. Let’s move on…

Scoring mad rabonas

Lamela initially struggled at White Hart Lane as Spurs struggled to adjust to life without Gareth Bale and the manager’s role changed hands like Panini stickers at World Cup time. You can’t imagine Tim Sherwood was enamoured by the Argentina international.

Yet things started coming up Erik following this ridiculous rabona goal against Asteras Tripolis in the 2014-15 Europa League.

The match ended with Harry Kane playing in goal, but everybody was left talking about Lamela’s awe-inspiring strike.

Putting Andros Townsend in his place

Townsend was at his career peak when Lamela joined in 2013, breaking through the ranks at Spurs and becoming England’s latest saviour.

But the winger was eventually sold by Mauricio Pochettino and Lamela demonstrated why on his first return to White Hart Lane.

Click for the filthy nutmeg, stay for Danny Rose’s look of incomprehension afterwards.

Clattering Sergio Ramos

As the patron saint of shithouses, it’s not hard to imagine why Ramos would be a target for other players – even in friendly matches.

A true hero.

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