Erik Lamela
Lamela is hopeful of recovering from a calf problem Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur pair Erik Lamela and Ryan Mason are hopeful of being fit for the FA Cup third round trip to Burnley.

Lamela missed the 5-3 win over Chelsea on New Year's Day with a calf problem while Mason was replaced by Mousa Dembele after just 14 minutes at White Hart Lane with a hamstring injury.

But both players are in contention to feature against Burnley as Tottenham kick-start their FA Cup campaign at Turf Moor, after the duo delivered separate updates regarding their injury prognosis.

Writing on Twitter, Lamela said: "I did not play for a small calf injury, but I've started to recover. Thank you to all for the support. Come on you Spurs."

Mason added after going off against Chelsea: "A Brilliant performance from everyone today!!! Hopefully the hamstring isn't to bad… A great way to start the New Year."

Victory over Chelsea was Tottenham's fourth win in their last six leagues games and lifted them into fifth following the festive schedule, to ease the pressure on manager Mauricio Pochettino.

And full back Danny Rose says Tottenham's new-found character means they're a force to be reckoned with heading into the second half of the campaign.

"It's amazing what a bit of confidence can do, especially after going 1-0 behind," Rose said.

"People say they never saw that result coming and after the first goal neither did I. It looked like it was going to be a long evening.

"But it shows how far we have come from a couple of months ago when we were winning one and losing one – especially at home when we were struggling against so-called lesser teams.

"But we've had a great Christmas period. We are getting there slowly but surely under the new manager. We are understanding his philosophies.

"Let's just say if you don't work hard under the manager, you're not playing! You better make sure you give 100% each day in training, which is very hard and intense.

"But I really enjoy it. As the long as the manager sees you are willing to work hard and want to fight hard for your team-mates then you will go far with him."