Rio Ferdinand blows Erik Lamela on BT Sport for trying rabona in Tottenham defeat against Leeds

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Rio Ferdinand blows Tottenham’s Erik Lamela on BT Sport for trying a rabona in defeat to Leeds and believes teammates didn’t try Argentinian, making Spurs look ‘not serious’

  • Rio Ferdinand criticized Erik Lamela for attempting rabona in 3-1 loss against Leeds
  • The Argentinian is known for his proficiency with rabonas, but this one never came out
  • Ferdinand wondered why the winger was showboated when he was two goals down
  • He also mentioned the Tottenham team for not criticizing Lamela

Rio Ferdinand questioned the attitude of the Tottenham players after their 3-1 defeat to Leeds United when he hit Erik Lamela for trying to finish a rabona while his side chased the game.

Son Heung-min canceled out Stuart Dallas’s early goal to level Spurs in the first half, but Leeds hit back with a goal from Patrick Bamford shortly before half time.

Rodrigo Moreno hit allows to seal a defeat that faded even further from Spurs’ hopes of sneaking into Champions League places.

Rio Ferdinand was unimpressed by Erik Lamela for his rabona attempt late in the 3-1 defeat

Lamela scored with a rabona against Arsenal this season, but was not so successful this time

Lamela scored with a rabona against Arsenal this season, but was not so successful this time

Substitute Lamela was the target of Rio Ferdinand’s criticism of BT Sport, although the pundit extended his disbelief to the entire Spurs team after no player attempted to beat the winger for his futile effort at flair.

Lamela showed up and occasionally had an impact. There was a point when he tried a rabona. You’re 3-1 down right now, ”Ferdinand said.

Most important was the response in Spurs shirts. I was looking for someone to contact him. ‘

The former Manchester United and England defender contrasted the passive reaction of the Spurs players on his match days and also felt their stance also boosted Leeds in protecting their lead.

Ferdinand added, ‘I can’t imagine being on a team where that player can’t play. There must be someone who says, “Listen, we are here to get results.”

Lamela and Harry Kane look dejected after defeat practically ended Spurs hopes in the top four

Lamela and Harry Kane look dejected after defeat practically ended Spurs hopes in the top four

This was Tottenham's first Premier League defeat since Ryan Mason became a caretaker coach

This was Tottenham’s first Premier League defeat since Ryan Mason became a caretaker coach

‘If there were fans here, you would have been booed off the field. There would have been a line of people trying to get him.

What does that mean for the other team? “They are not serious, they are not taking this seriously.” You have to look good. ‘

Leeds has inflicted a first Premier League defeat on Spurs interim coach Ryan Mason since he succeeded Jose Mourinho last month and nearly ended his party’s chance to beat the top four.

Ferdinand said Lamela would have been booed off the field if supporters were present

Ferdinand said Lamela would have been booed off the field if supporters were present

The loss was another blow to Kane's hopes of playing Champions League football next season

The loss was another blow to Kane’s hopes of playing Champions League football next season

“Today was a huge game for us, losing hurts,” Mason told BT Sport.

“It’s hard to win in the Premier League, but we need to have our full attention next week.

‘We had moments, but sometimes we weren’t clinical enough.

‘In the second half we were the better team. The moments we had you have to play in these games. ‘

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