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‘I feel ashamed’ – Lamela breaking Covid-19 restrictions

Sat 02 January 2021 | 19:09

The Argentina international did not follow Covid-19 protocols when he went to a party along with Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso.



Erik Lamela

apologized for not following the coronavirus protocols during the festive period.

The 28-year-old has attended a Christmas party with his team-mates Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso as well as Manuel Lanzini, West Ham’s midfielder, not obeying the Covid-19 restrictions.

On Saturday’s thumping 3-0 victory over

Leeds United

, Lamela did not make an appearance for the Spurs and expressed his apology on Twitter.


I want to apologise for a decision I made over Christmas which I deeply regret,

” Lamela said. “

On reflection I understand the seriousness of my actions and the impact it has on others. 

“I am truly thankful to everyone working hard to keep us safe and I feel ashamed knowing I’ve let people down


After the victory over Leeds,

Jose Mourinho

revealed his disappointment regarding the matter. When asked if he felt angry about what his players did, he responded: "

I prefer to say disappointed



We know what we are internally. We don't need to open the door to you and let you know what is going on internally, what are going to be the consequences, how we approached that negative surprise. I feel disappointed, just that


According to the win on Saturday, which broke the consecutive run of four games without one, it appears like the rest of the squad did not miss the trio’s services as they showed an impressive display.

It was a good performance where we reached the objective of the three points, where strategically the players understood how to close the door to the danger and how to explore some fragilities in the way they play that can be exposed,

” Mourinho said.

Everyone knows they can score goals, everyone knows how aggressive they are going forward, but I believe the team was always in control, always took the initiative.

“For about 20, 25 minutes in the second half, I don’t know physically, mentally, we had a period where we gave them the initiative, but when [Moussa] Sissoko and Lucas [Moura] came into the game, we got again that energy, that control and in the last part of the game if someone is going to score a goal it’s us.”

source: SportMob