Lucas Moura in tears after Tottenham hero’s hat trick breaks Ajax hearts to set up Liverpool showdown
Lucas Moura, rejected by Paris Saint Germain just over a year ago, has become a hero at Tottenham, with his hat-trick against Ajax Amsterdam in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals. the ‘Spurs’ at the end of June 1 in Madrid against Liverpool.
Tottenham can rub his hands: after arriving stealthily, almost fired by PSG, the 26-year-old Brazilian winger has become a savior in Amsterdam with three goals that made possible a historic comeback, the last one in the sixth minute of time additional.
His Danish partner, Christian Eriksen, who went through the Dutch club, asked for “a statue” for the Brazilian. His first goals in the final phase of the Champions League came at the ideal moment, when everything seemed lost.
He waited for his twenty-second Champions League game to score his first goals (in the 55th and 59th minutes first) and then at the last breath of the discount to give the ticket to the final at Tottenham (90 + 5m).
Tottenham and Liverpool will play the final of the Champions League on June 1
The former Sao Paulo and PSG player became the fifth player in history to enter a triplet in a Champions League semi-final.
The Brazilian joins in this list of players of the caliber of Alessandro Del Piero, Ivica Olic, Robert Lewandowski or Cristiano Ronaldo.
Presented on his arrival as a player of the caliber of his compatriot and friend Neymar, the striker left in the French capital the memory of a player of colorful riding but rarely decisive.
“It’s not a response to the criticism, which is part of football,” Lucas Moura explained on Wednesday after his feat.
“I knew I could play in a great club, that I could play in the Champions League semifinals,” added the Brazilian hero of the London team. (D)