Garth Crooks says that Tottenham attacker Lucas Moura “ripped” Huddersfield Town to “shreds” during the 4-0 win on Saturday.
Moura, 26, netted a hattrick, alongside a goal from Victor Wanyama, to down the Terriers and secure another three points for Spurs as they bid for a Premier League top-four finish.
The BBC pundit was hugely impressed by the impact Moura had, given that he’s not been a first-team regular since his move from Paris Saint-Germain.
“This lad has been a bit-part player for Spurs since his arrival from PSG two seasons ago but he seems to make a significant impact on the game whenever he plays. His role in Tottenham’s demolition of Huddersfield Town was no exception,” he told BBC Sport.
“Moura ripped the Terriers to shreds with a beautifully taken hat-trick.”
Tottenham may have been playing the already relegated Huddersfield, but the way they put their opponents to the sword in this game was a sight to behold. Moura – who is on £80,000-a-week [Spotrac] – completely ran the show for Spurs in their new stadium, and he more than made up for the absence of striker and teammate Harry Kane. Mauricio Pochettino can rest a bit easier knowing that he has the likes of Moura and Son to fill the void left by the England captain and there’s a real argument for Moura to hold onto his place in the side for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Man City. Having options with Kane out is something of a luxury for Pochettino, although we perhaps shouldn’t get carried away. With all due respect, this was Huddersfield, and have to be seen as one of the worst Premier League teams the English top-flight has seen.