Like his teammates on the night, Erik Lamela tried his hardest but was ultimately left frustrated after Tottenham’s narrow 1-0 loss to defending champions Manchester City on a Wembley pitch that was shorn of grass in quite a lot of areas.
Having watched his team fall behind in the 6th minute, the midfielder had a gilt-edged chance to equalize late in the second half and snatch a point for his team but the Argentine could only manage to sky the ball over the bar.
While Spurs fans will be disappointed with the missed opportunity, they would have at least enjoyed the 26-year-old antics while taking a free-kick.
With manager Mauricio Pochettino in the background urging Lamela to take the kick quickly, the Argentine found his way blocked by Raheem Sterling.
So what did he do? Shot the ball straight at Sterling, who unfortunately took the blow near his groin area.
Check out the savagery by Erik Lamela:
— amadí (@amadoit__) October 29, 2018