Hat-trick hero spurred on by God

Hat-trick hero spurred on by God Lucas Moura

Tottenham Hotspur footballer Lucas Moura has praised God for his first hat-trick in Europe after defeating Huddersfield 4-0 over the weekend.

The 26-year-old Brazilian player was the star of the match in the new Spurs stadium, after scoring three incredible goals against the opposing team. Speaking after the match, the footy whizz told Sky Sports: “It was a special day for me, it was a good moment. First hat-trick in Europe as well, I don’t have the words to describe it.

“All I can say is thank you to God, I’m very happy here and now we must push on to create history in this stadium. It’s a day I will never forget.”

The footballer added that he was happy to help his team, and that he has high hopes for future.

“That’s my job, to help my team, to score some goals because I know a striker needs to score and I practise this. I’m happy because I finished very well. We need to keep going like this, because if we can keep this intensity, we can win a lot of things.”

The Spurs player has previously spoken about how his opportunity to play at this level is a “gift” from God.