There wasn't the slightest bit of need to be this flash but we're glad he was.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela scored one of the greatest goals ever on Thursday during their 5-1 drubbing of Asteras Tripolis.
And here it is in glorious slow motion.
Needless to say he's garnered a few fans...
A truly wonderful goal. One of the most outrageous, if not best I've ever seen. However, the guy struggles to pass a ball 2yrds!! #Lamela— SpursDreamer™ (@SpursDreamer) October 24, 2014
Although the manager was less than impressed.
Pochetinno's reaction to Lamela's goal. The man isn't arsed about anything. I like him. pic.twitter.com/2oRAI4MuYz— Diego's Boss (@StevieMaradona) October 23, 2014
Pochettinos reaction to Lamela's goal last night. pic.twitter.com/o3eulTVME9— Samuel Leon Powell (@sammylpowell) October 24, 2014
It's not as easy as it looks.
So anything Lamela can do, @BroadcastMoose can do too?
It would seem not...October 24, 2014
But this is a pretty decent attempt.
Oh, and it was far better than this old gem.
That Lamela Rabona was good. But it wasn't quite David Dunn! https://t.co/zNKAUMzYwz— Cheers Geoff (@Cheers_geoff) October 24, 2014