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Tottenham to unleash Lamela on Tromso

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is confident Erik Lamela will become a quality player for the club.

The 21-year old Argentine attacker joined Spurs for club record £30million from AS Roma in the summer window but has only managed two appearances off the bench since his arrival.

However, Villas-Boas has given a strong indication that Lamela could start in Thursday's first Europa League group stage clash with Norwegian side Tromso at White Hart Lane.

"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," Villas-Boas told ESPN.

"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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