Garth Crooks lauds Lucas Moura's hat-trick for Tottenham Hotspur against Huddersfield Town

Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs manager reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 13, 2019 in London, United...

Lucas Moura became the first player to score a hat-trick at Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium.

Lucas Moura of Spurs celebrates scoring his third goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 13, 2019 in...

Garth Crooks has lauded Tottenham Hotspur forward Lucas Moura for his hat-trick during his side's 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.

The BBC Sport pundit claimed that Moura has been a 'bit-part' player in North London since his arrival from Paris Saint-Germain, but he praised him for now having a 'significant impact' on matches. 

Moura went down in the history books at the weekend because he became the first player to score a hat-trick at Tottenham's new stadium.

 

Former Spurs forward Crooks was full of praise for Moura and how he is seemingly growing as a player at Tottenham as he was very impressed with his performance against Huddersfield. 

"This lad has been a bit-part player for Spurs since his arrival from PSG two seasons ago but he seems to make a significant impact on the game whenever he plays," Crooks told BBC Sport.

"His role in Tottenham's demolition of Huddersfield Town was no exception. Moura ripped the Terriers to shreds with a beautifully taken hat-trick."

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at the Tottenham Hotspur...

Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping Moura can take his recent form into Spurs' Champions League second-leg tie against Manchester City on Wednesday night at the Etihad Stadium.

The Lilywhites hold a one-goal lead from the first leg and they will be without their injured star striker Harry Kane, so it increases Moura's chances of starting. 

A draw would be enough for Pochettino's side to progress to the semi-final where they could be joined by fellow English sides Manchester United and Liverpool, if they see off their respective teams. 

Manager Pep Guardiola of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on April 14, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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