Spurs manager happy to see hat-trick hero share special moment with son
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Lucas Moura scored his first treble in Europe and was able to welcome his son onto the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium pitch at full time
Mauricio Pochettino was delighted to see Spurs striker Lucas Moura share a very emotional moment with his family after the Brazilian scored a hat-trick in the club’s 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town earlier this afternoon.
Victor Wanyama opened the scoring in the 24th minute and Tottenham Hotspur then cruised home afterwards to move up to third in the Premier League following another fine result in N17.
Moura grabbed his first with 27 on the clock and then struck twice late on to become the first player to score a treble in Spurs’ new stadium.
At full time he was able to get his son onto the pitch and every kick the youngster took was loudly cheered by the Tottenham fans inside the ground.
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Pochettino said: “I saw it on the TV, with his son. It was amazing and nice. It was very emotional for him and I am so happy for him and his family.
“This is his first hat-trick in Europe and it is a very nice moment for him to share with his son and his family.
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“Always the best things that can happen in life are when you share your happiness with the people you love.”
With no Harry Kane or Dele Alli, most eyes were on Heung-min Son, but he was only on the bench and in his absence Moura stepped up.
Next up for Tottenham is the Champions League quarter-final second leg tie away to Manchester City and there is still a hope England midfielder Alli will be fit.
“We will see because he is doing some training sessions with the protection and he needs to feel comfortable,” Pochettino said.
“Of course it is a little bit painful because he broke two different sides of the bone in his hand.
“It all depends on the time and we will see if in time he arrives in a situation where he is comfortable to play. Today it is difficult to know.”
The prognosis on Harry Winks is similar with the academy graduate absent this afternoon due to a groin injury.
Pochettino added: “It was the same as the past. He was training yesterday and in the middle of training he started to feel some pain in his groin.
“He is a player who we need to assess tomorrow and after tomorrow we will take a decision. It is not a big issue, but it is an issue that maybe he will not be in a condition to play Wednesday.
“We still need to assess and we are optimistic, but there is a percentage of doubt.”
Spurs’ third straight win in all competitions moved them up to third in the table on 67 points with a goal difference of +30.