For Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Brentford, Erik Lamela will be unavailable to Tottenham as the Argentine was one of three Spurs players to collectively violate strict Tier Four measures in a broad Christmas holiday meeting.
Lo Celso is injured and Reguilon was on the bench for the 3-0 victory over Leeds on Saturday, but Lamela was not in the squad and coach Jose Mourinho said he would miss out during the week as well. I want to apologize for a decision I made that I greatly regret over Christmas. I recognize the seriousness of my conduct and the effect it has on others when I think about it. I’m very thankful to everybody who works hard to keep us safe and I feel ashamed because I know I let people down.”- Erik Manuel Lamela (@ErikLamela) January 2, 2021Mourinho would not confirm whether Lamela tested positive for the coronavirus or was in self-isolation due to the party, insisting it was not up to him to explain his player’s absence. “Not available. Not available,” the Portuguese said when asked if Lamela would play on Tuesday. “It is not up to me to tell you. “When asked if Lamela would play on Tuesday, I can only tell you that he can’t play against Brentford,” the Portuguese said. “I can’t tell you that he can’t play against Brentford,” said Lamela. At the beginning of the season, Harry Winks fell out of favour (Ian Walton/PA)He battled his way back into the side and has been in the starting eleven for the last two Premier League games, but admits it has b b. When Spurs won the League Cup against Chelsea in 2008, Winks was at Wembley Stadium, but he says the team doesn’t like being continually reminded of how long it has been since they won a trophy. Winks was in the crowd at the age of 12 when Spurs won the League Cup in 2008 (Sean Dempsey/PA) We were in the top tier at Wembley and I remember seeing the players celebrate on the pitch for an hour after the game. “We were in the top tier at Wembley and I remember being there for an hour after the game watching the players celebrate on the pitch. ” “We don’t pay too much attention to what people say about it. “In spite of what people said, we wanted to win a trophy every season. In the world, every footballer wants to win trophies and we’re no different. “We know, of course, that there was some hype about Tottenham not winning a trophy for so long. But that hasn’t changed our mentality. We still want to win a trophy.”