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An Interview With Erik Lamela When He Was 12 Years Old [VIDEO]

erik lamela An Interview With Erik Lamela When He Was 12 Years Old [VIDEO]

When Erik Lamela was a precocious 12-year-old on the streets of Buenos Aires in Argentina, the TV crew from Trans World Sport met up with him to ask him about his role model, dreams and aspirations.

The revealing interview discusses how Barcelona tried to sign him as a youngster for a salary of more than $100,000 a year, as well as how River Plate were able to convince him to stay with the club.

As a 12-year-old, Lamela said that “One day, I’d like to play abroad in England, France or Spain. I’d prefer to play in Spain because the people speak my language.”

Even as a youngster, you can see how determined and bright the Tottenham Hotspur star was.

“My dream is to win the World Cup for Argentina, just like Diego Maradona,” said Lamela. “I was born to play football.”

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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2 Responses to An Interview With Erik Lamela When He Was 12 Years Old [VIDEO]

  1. Brad says:

    His dad looks like Fabio.

  2. Scrumper says:

    Looks very effeminate to me

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