Published: Wed, April 17, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Tottenham Hotspur hat-trick hero Lucas reminds Mauricio Pochettino of his qualities

Tottenham Hotspur hat-trick hero Lucas reminds Mauricio Pochettino of his qualities

Siewert also stated he's exhausted of hearing about Huddersfield's current position, in the league insisting they will fight until the end of the season and he hopes they can improve in front of goal in the remaining games.

Spurs were without the services of the injured Harry Kane and rested several other key players for the second leg Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City on Wednesday. "Look at the players who came from the bench, they directly had an input - Steve [Mounie] had two good possibilities, and gave everything".

"When you are so courageous, away at Tottenham, until the end, and you have three good possibilities to score, to be the first [away] team who could score here, it makes me proud in a way. First to help Tottenham and then if it's not possible to help the national team".

"They won against us without him when he went off last week and they have brilliant players". You know his sole focus now and he's going to be so positive.

Tottenham winger Lucas Moura had a day to remember after scoring his first hat-trick for the club and celebrating on the pitch of Spurs pristine new stadium with his young son Miguel.

Even in the absence of Kane, Alli and Son, it was an exercise of attack versus defence from the off as Spurs were camped in Huddersfield's half, but with 10 men behind the ball the visitors were initially hard to break down. Lucas showed that with three goals, it's not easy.

Huddersfield was more of a distraction for Spurs to prepare for City as they are on course of creating history if they get through to the semis.

Tottenham proved they can cope without Harry Kane and retook third place in the Premier League as Lucas Moura's hat-trick inspired a 4-0 demolition of Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

Three minutes later, Tottenham struck again.

He is likely to miss the rest of the season after it was confirmed he suffered ligament damage to his left ankle - a repeat of the issue sustained against Manchester United in January that ruled him out for just over a month.

Bidding to qualify for next season's Champions League via a top-four finish, Tottenham are one point clear of fourth-placed Chelsea, who face leaders Liverpool on Sunday. We're going to probably have a lot of space to use against Manchester City so we need the attacking players to be ready to run and give problems to their defence. "We know very well goal difference can be decisive at the end of the season to achieve the top four".

"But for me it's about how we play, how we solve the challenges they give us".

In their absence, Moura and Wanyama stepped up to the mark while Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth and Fernando Llorente had an impact.

Referee: L Mason (Lancashire).

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