Leeds fans react on Twitter to Pierre-Michel Lasogga's hat-trick

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds United scores during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Millwall at Elland Road on January 20, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga's hat-trick in a pre-season friendly did not escape the attention of some Leeds United supporters.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds celebrates scoring to make it 1-0 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018 in Derby,...

A number of Leeds United fans took to Twitter after Pierre-Michel Lasogga marked his return to Hamburg by scoring in their pre-season friendly victory. And while the 18-0 scoreline against Budelsdorfer suggests that the 2 Bundesliga side will not be taking too much from the game, it prompted plenty of discussion amongst the Elland Road faithful on social media.

Lasogga endured a difficult year on loan with the Whites. A stunning brace on his debut against Burton Albion hinted that he may prove to be an ideal replacement for Chris Wood following his summer exit, but his form proved to be incredibly inconsistent and he came in for a lot of criticism along the way.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds United reacts after a missed chance during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on October 31, 2017 in Leeds,...

He did finish the campaign with 10 goals, but no strikes in his final 10 appearances meant that there were not too many calls for his deal to be extended or perhaps turned into a permanent move - especially given the financial package that may well have been required to complete a deal.

Back at Hamburg however, Lasogga has provided a hint that he may be ready to shine in the German second tier as he scored a hat-trick against the lower league side in a game that finished 18-0. 

Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga reacts after Nicolai Mueller scored during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Hamburger SV in...

No Leeds fans were getting carried away and suggesting that it was a major mistake to let the 26-year-old return to his parent club this summer based on one display, but there were some who felt that the striker's performance highlighted that he has a lethal touch in front of goal and things could have played out differently for him if the side played more to his strengths.

However, there were also some Leeds supporters who joked that some of Leeds' underwhelming signings should perhaps come up against the same opposition to build their confidence up ahead of the new season.

Here is what some of the Leeds fans made of Lasogga's treble...

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