Erik Lamela is the sort of player that drives fans crazy and after just one pre-season match on the other side of the world he was already back at it.
The Argentina international trotted out onto the MCG wearing gloves for the match against Juventus in Melbourne. A lot of Spurs fans were not impressed.
Lamela is the only guy who would wear gloves in Australia
-- Jamie Gibbs (@JamieG17) July 26, 2016
Where are Spurs playing their pre season games?
Just wondered why Eric Lamela is wearing gloves.
-- Russell (@AnnouncePogba) July 26, 2016
To be fair, it was cold in Melbourne - by Australian standards anyway - as the temperature dipped below 10 degrees.
You do kind of get the feeling, though, that Lamela would be wearing those gloves to the MCG even if it was the Boxing Day Test in the middle of the Aussie summer.
@Ollie_Cross it's his look...'wherever you go you always take Lamela (and his gloves) with you'
-- Christopher Cross (@chriscross57) July 26, 2016
As the debate raged on Twitter, Lamela then went and did what Lamela does and scored a goal to silence all the chat.
The 24-year-old started to show signs he could fulfil his grand price tag at stages during last season and just as quickly as some fans raged at him for his gloves, others were forecasting a big season ahead.
Lamela scored today vs the old lady! He will have a big season for Spurs!
-- fpl fraggle (@Alchin1John) July 26, 2016
Last season Lamela settled down and played some really good stuff. This season he will be immense. His desire and character is brilliant
-- DENZ (@aledvaughan) July 26, 2016
I may have been wrong about him before but i am expecting big tings from Erik Lamela this season
-- AB (@ManLikeAsh_) July 26, 2016
Feel bad for the group of Spurs fans who can't drop their biases and admit that Lamela has become one of our most important players
-- Jake. (@YedIin) July 26, 2016
Lamela is a bloody magician
-- GarethSpursy (@DierSituation) July 26, 2016
After just one pre-season game, others were not about to have their opinions changed.
I don't hate Lamela at all I just don't think he's as good as Spurs fans think he is. If he was, we'd have won the league.
-- JT (@JamesTaylorAG) July 26, 2016
You get the feeling that's the way it's always going to be for Lamela at Spurs.