Tottenham star Erik Lamela has branded the last-32 Europa League clash with Fiorentina more important than Sunday's Capital One Cup final against Chelsea.
The Argentine midfielder has made it clear that Spurs would like to win both, but he says all the concentration is on beating the side from Florence and entering the draw for the last-16 of the European competition.
Tottenham will have a tough task on Thursday and will have to overcome a team, who are yet to be beaten in 2015. Another record against the north London team ahead of the game is that no Premier League team has until now scored a goal away to Fiorentina.
But Tottenham's club-record signing feels that it will be an open game in which both teams will go all out for the win, Fiorentina hold a slight advantage as they scored an away goal in the first leg at White Hart Lane.
"That game is not as important as this one because that's a different game," Lamela said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"Which one would I rather win? Both. We're confident we can play and it's very important because we need to win. There is a big game but first we have to concentrate on winning tomorrow."
"Fiorentina are a good team, they will play the same style as always and it will be an open game. We hope it's a good game. Each team will go for it and try to win. The game is open for both our teams," the former AS Roma star added.
The 22-year-old midfielder agrees that fatigue could play a part due to the close proximity between the Europa league tie and the League Cup final, but feels that the size of Tottenham's squad will help them cope with the fixture pile up.
"We are improving, of course at times it's difficult because we feel tired but we have plenty of players and that helps us a lot," the Argentine international explained.
"Maybe you get tired at times but we have a squad with many players and everyone can play his part. We can do well, we have skills in the team to do well."