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.
What's is going on with Lamela 2-0 Spurs— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) December 10, 2015
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.
Oh well all is solved, at 67 mins on come the bargain of the century Lamela— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) September 13, 2015
.@HotspurRelated RT Mauricio Pochettino has revealed how Erik Lamela is now compared to fellow Argentine forward Lionel Messi......DREAM ON— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) September 15, 2015
Lamela makes a mess of a easy goal scoring opportunity. What is it with this guy he simply can't be that bad we paid over £30m for him— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) September 17, 2015
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.