Ajax's De Jong raves about Tottenham star Lucas Moura

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan...

Tottenham ace left a big impression.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan...

Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura left a mark on Ajax which is still being felt.

Lucas' stunning second half hat-trick in Holland sent Spurs through to the Champions League final at Ajax's expense.

Ajax star Frenkie de Jong has been reflecting on what went wrong in the semi-final.

 

He put it down to a combination of bad luck, and Lucas' brilliance.

De Jong told Voetball Primeur: "We were no longer playing football. Everything went long. Then it becomes difficult.

"Spurs also has a lot of physical strength. In the end the game just went wrong. Three times Moura ... He is a very good player, very explosive."

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur warms up prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

It was Lucas' second hat-trick for Spurs, following up three goals he scored at home to Huddersfield a few weeks earlier.

This one came with far more at stake in a bigger game, and that made it so much more impressive.

Ajax bounced back at the weekend to beat Utrecht in the Eredivisie, and are now closing in on the title.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Mauricio Pochettino head coach

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