Tottenham Hotspur forward Lucas Moura has vowed ‘never to forget’ his first hat-trick in Europe, after netting three goals in a 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
The Brazilian forward doubled Spurs’ lead in the first half after Victor Wanyama had broken the deadlock in the hosts’ favour at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
The 26-year-old then scored twice in the dying stages to seal an emphatic 4-0 win for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
“It was a special game for me, a good moment,” said Moura after the match. “It was my first hat-trick in Europe. I’m so happy. Thank you to God and to my team-mates.
“I’m so happy here. I’ll never forget this moment.
“It’s my job to help the team by scoring some goals because I know a striker needs to score. I practice this every time.”
Spurs now turn their attention to next midweek’s UEFA Champions League quarterfinal, second-leg clash away to Manchester City. The London side will take a 1-0 lead to the match at the Etihad Stadium.
“I’m so happy because I did well,” Moura added. “It was a good performance by everyone and we need to keep it like this. If we play like we did today on Tuesday (against Manchester City), we can go there and get a good win.”