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Lucas Moura has explained how the hat-trick he scored for Tottenham Hotspur against Ajax has changed his life, per ESPN Brasil via Sport Witness.
The Brazil international netted a barely believable treble in the Champions League semi-final last season.
Trailing 2-0 on the night and 3-0 on aggregate, Spurs needed a miracle in Amsterdam.
Lucas stepped up, scoring twice and restoring the club’s hope, before netting a brilliant goal in the 95th minute to send the club into their first-ever final.
And he has now lifted the lid on how his life has changed since.
He said: “At the time we had no comprehension of what we did.
“In the street, fans always come to talk about that game.
“Today I see a lot more fans with my shirt, and it also greatly increased my followers on social media!
“It’s very satisfying to know that you’re loved at the club where you play.”
Lucas Moura is an icon in Tottenham now, a legend from a campaign in Europe in which Spurs fans dared to dream that they could become European champions.
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His goals, but, really, that third goal, are forever etched in Spurs folklore.
Shorn of Harry Kane, injured and watching in the stands, Lucas stepped up to drag Spurs back from the brink of elimination, completing perhaps the greatest comeback in their history.
He will be loved forever and a day in north London.