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Lamela is yet to prove his worth at White Hart Lane.

Three players that must do more if Tottenham are to secure Champions League football

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The form Tottenham Hotspur have shown this season deserves much credit. Not only are they on course to challenge for the top four, but they are still in the running for the Europa League and FA Cup after seeing off Leicester City last week.

What is perhaps most impressive about north Londoners’ rise has been the average age of the squad used - just 24.

Within what is the Premier League's youngest side are a host of home-grown stars to have emerged and impressed this season, with Dele Alli and Harry Kane particularly playing well.

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With such talent at their disposal, Mauricio Pochettino's men are on the verge of something special at White Hart Lane, but the case remains they need to see more from other players to secure Champions League football.

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN

Whilst an important presence throughout this season, goals have still proved hard to come by for the 23-year-old Eriksen.

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The goalscoring burden has been well and truly placed on Kane, and whilst he's stepped up to the plate, his Danish teammate must start chipping in to help the club's chances of a high finish.

Two goals in his last three league appearances suggest he's rediscovering his eye for goal, but the fact remains Eriksen should be bagging something around the ten-goal mark each season.

ERIK LAMELA

Another player brought in using the money acquired from Gareth Bale's sale in 2013, Lamela is yet to justify the £30 million spent on him.

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Whilst far from a flop given the quality of some goals scored - his rabona finish from the edge of the box springs to mind - the Argentine has often been wasteful in front of goal and largely blown hot and cold throughout his time in north London.

Few can deny Lamela's technical ability, but it's what you do on the pitch that counts - and up until now, the 23-year-old has only shown snippets of his class.

SON HEUNG-MIN

After a positive start to life at White Hart Lane, Son looked like the ideal strike partner for Kane and solution to the club's reliance on their English front man.

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Sadly, though, the South Korean hasn't looked the same player since picking up an ankle injury in the opening weeks of the season and failed to secure a consistent starting berth.

But like Eriksen, Son looks like he could be returning to form after scoring against Leicester last week with an unstoppable strike.

If the former Bayer Leverkusen striker can stay fit, an additional goalscoring threat could be the extra push Tottenham need to establish themselves as title challengers.

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