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Spurs boss Pochettino hoping Lamela goal inspires fresh confidence

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was happy for matchwinner Erik Lamela after victory over Burnley.

Lamela's long-range strike in the 35th minute proved the difference at White Hart Lane as Spurs beat the Clarets 2-1 and climbed to sixth in the Barclays Premier League table.

"He is very happy because it is his first (league) goal and we are very happy too because it helped the team get the three points," Pochettino said.

"It is important for him. We need to understand Erik is still young, he has a big talent but it was difficult his first season in England.

"This season he is fit - in the beginning it wasn't easy for him to play but he just needed time.

"Today was great for him because he needs to build his confidence, to be more strong and when we saw his performance today he is happy because it is another step in the right direction."

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