Lucas Moura put a performance of a lifetime as his second-half hat-trick propelled the Spurs to their first ever Champions League finale.
After a quiet first half, The Brazilian came to life in the second period bursting with pace and passion and going on to score perhaps the three most important goals in Tottenham’s history.
He was quick to thank the manager in his post-match interview as he revealed that Poch’s half-time talk reinvigorated the spirit around the club’s dressing room.
“In the changing room, the gaffer said we need to score one goal,” Moura told Spurs TV.
“If we score one goal we are in the game and when I scored the first, it gave us a lot of motivation to keep working and to keep fighting.
“After the second one, that’s football, everything is possible and we needed to believe.
“I always say that we need to believe and I believed.
“If we play like this, everything is possible.”
Spurs fans have since been drooling over their new hero and we have compiled some of the best reactions for you:
You were amazing. Just thank you.
— Sam Ingram 🥁🧛♀️ (@MayTheFoyth) May 8, 2019
Lucas Moura will never ever ever ever be forgotten in Tottenham
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) May 8, 2019
LUCAS THE LEGEND 💙💙💙
— Raj (@TheSissogoat) May 8, 2019
Splendid Display, Mate!!
Go ahead and enjoy the Finals.
— Daniel Oduah (@danieloduah) May 8, 2019
— designfault (@designfault) May 8, 2019
Thank you for your magic tonight. Unbelievable drive and desire. Truly stunning work #COYS
— Jonnie Jensen (@JonnieJensen) May 8, 2019
— Daniel Woodley (@dwoodley1990) May 8, 2019
You were fantastic! Thank you! COYS!
— Darren Holding (@DarrenHolding) May 8, 2019
Mate you are a absolute legend and will go down in the history of the club. thanks for the performance tonight👌👌🙏
— Twiztedbullet267 (@Twiztedbullet26) May 8, 2019
Savour the moment Lucas! You’ve earned it mate xD