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Lamela asks for patience in settling at Tottenham

Tottenham's £30m signing Erik Lamela is asking for more time to adapt to life at White Hart Lane. The 21-year-old Argentina international forward, who joined from Roma in August, told the London Evening Standard: "I've barely been here two months, so time is maybe what I need.

"I need training, a bit of rhythm, some games. English football is very different from the game in Italy - much more physical, whereas Serie A is more tactical. It's not necessarily more difficult, but it's just different.

"This is a style of football I like very much, though, and I think, with the way I play, it will be very suited to my game."

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