This is the most obvious and expected news article I’ve written in a long time. Erik Lamela has won the Premier League Goal of the Month award for March for his incredible (and ultimately futile) strike through the legs of Thomas Partey against Arsenal a couple of weeks ago.
In case you’ve been living in a COVID-induced cave off the grid or have been purposefully avoiding all mention of Tottenham Hotspur for the past several weeks — honestly, fair — this is what Lamela did that won him the award.
An absolute jaw-dropper @ErikLamela's Rabona in the derby to be March's @budfootball Goal of the Month#PLAwards pic.twitter.com/kAcX7jgjEr— Premier League (@premierleague) April 2, 2021
I don’t care that Arsenal came back to win the match or that Lamela went on to pick up two yellow cards and get sent off for the first time in his eight year Tottenham career. That’s just an amazing goal and we should celebrate it. Forever.
In the past I’ve joked that when Spurs erect the inevitable Erik Lamela statue outside of the new stadium that it should be him stepping on the hand of Cesc Fabregas, or nicking a water bottle off of the Burnley physio. But truthfully, if that statue isn’t Lamela, gloriously depicted in bronze, wrapping his left foot around his right foot while contacting a football, then there is no justice in this world.