Lord Sugar stunned with performance of Tottenham Hotspur star Erik Lamela

Erik Lamela stunned one of his biggest critics.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela hit a hat-trick as his side cruised to a 4-1 win over Monaco.

This was despite resting star striker Harry Kane, and also leaving Dele Alli on the bench.

Lamela has been waiting for a breakthrough performance like this since signing for Tottenham, and has now set himself a high standard.

The Argentine is the club's record signing, and had struggled during his first season to live up to expectations.

Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar was dumbfounded by his performance, taking to Twitter after his second goal to express his surprise.

Lamela's performance might just have quietened one of his biggest critics. Back in September, Sugar fired off a stream of messages in a week criticising the Argentine.

Lamela needs to make sure the rest of his performances can match up to this one, and become the player Tottenham wanted him to be.

Last night was a fantastic step in the right direction, and was against last season's Champions League quarter-finalists, not FK Qarabag, and his confidence sums up the mood in the Tottenham camp right now.

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