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Erik Lamela reveals why he wore two DIFFERENT boots in Tottenham win over Chelsea with adidas 'making me new ones'

ERIK LAMELA has revealed why he wore two DIFFERENT boots during Tottenham's Carabao Cup win over Chelsea.

The Argentine star, 28, equalised in the 83rd-minute of the fourth-round clash to cancel out Timo Werner's opener for the Blues.

Spurs would go on to win 5-4 in the penalty shootout after Mason Mount missed his spot-kick.

And in a bizarre game – which saw Jose Mourinho row with Frank Lampard, and Eric Dier dash to the toilet mid-game – Lamela was also seen sporting two separate boots.

The Tottenham star wore the 2012 Adizero f50 on his right foot and the 2019 Copa 19.1 on his left.

Fans were left scratching their heads as to the reason, with the forward revealing all after the game – claiming he has an issue with his right foot.

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When asked as to the reason for the choice of footwear, Lamela told Sky Sports: "No, it is not superstition.

"I have a problem in my right foot and they are making a new boot.

"'Adidas are making a new boot and it should arrive tomorrow."

Meanwhile, Mourinho has revealed Gareth Bale will miss Spurs' upcoming games against Maccabi Haifa and Manchester United.

The summer loan signing is currently getting back to match fitness and Mourinho wants the Welshman to use the international break to finish off his rehab.

Bale has been ruled out of Wales' three upcoming matches by national boss Ryan Giggs.

And Mourinho confirmed he hoped Bale would return for the game against West Ham

The Tottenham chief said: "Bale cannot play tomorrow or on the weekend… that I can confirm.

"He's working hard, very committed, very professional, very happy, but not yet for tomorrow or for the weekend.

"I believe that the two weeks of the international break can be important weeks to his last phase of recovery and fitness problems.

"Hopefully [he can] play when we're back the weekend after the national teams."

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