Spurs hat-trick hero Lucas reminds Pochettino of his qualities

Wisecracking Tottenham fans are calling for Lucas Moura's young son to play for the club after he helped his father celebrate scoring the first ever hat-trick at Spurs' new stadium with a post-match kickabout.

Saturday's victory was all the more impressive considering Pochettino made seven changes to the team which saw off Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday.

"When you are so fearless, away at Tottenham, until the end, and you have three good possibilities to score, to be the first [away] team who could score here, it makes me proud in a way".

"Four goals are too much today, that doesn't reflect how we played".

Kane, who has scored 24 times this season, is getting used to beginning the rehabilitation process as this is his fifth ankle injury in two-and-a-half years and comes just six weeks after his return from his previous one. "You have to give credit to the players who worked hard", Benitez said. "First to help Tottenham and then if it's not possible to help the national team". We know that it's not easy to play here, because if you give them space, they can run you ragged, they can do everything with the ball. Guardiola will hope to capitalise as Spurs go into the clash without Kane. Moussa Sissoko dinked a pass into Lucas's path and the Brazilian took a touch before drilling a fierce shot across Hamer into the far corner.

And he completed his treble in injury time, with a brilliant finish after being played through by substitute Son.

Lucas Moura filled the goalscoring void in style on Saturday, plundering a hat-trick as Spurs beat Huddersfield Town 4-0, and De Bruyne believes Mauricio Pochettino's side will still pose a significant threat in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. "We'll try to score ourselves", said the Belgian. 'We are fighting against big sides and teams that are building to win the league or to win big trophies or be in the top four.

Kane was sidelined for almost two months in January when he damaged ligaments in the same left ankle in a Premier League defeat by Manchester United at Wembley and was out for a month last season with a similar injury to his right ankle. "We know very well goal difference can be decisive at the end of the season to achieve the top four".

In their absence, Moura and Wanyama stepped up to the mark while Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth and Fernando Llorente had an impact.

"We've scored and we're in front, in a good position, but I think we should go there with a winning mentality - we should just think it's 0-0".

Referee: L Mason (Lancashire).

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