Former PL manager reveals what Vinicius would have been thinking after Spurs hat-trick

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Carlos Vinicius
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Despite struggling to feature in the Premier League thus far, Carlos Vinicius seems to have settled in well at Tottenham. The 25-year-old moved from Benfica in the summer on an initial loan deal, but Spurs have an option to making it permanent (Evening Standard).

So far this season, the Brazilian striker has left his mark whenever given the opportunity, with Vinicius making five appearances in the Europa League, scoring three goals and also assisting three (TransferMarkt).

In his most recent start for the club, Vinicius scored a hat-trick on his FA Cup debut against non-league Marine.

Alex McLeish believes that Vinicius will be dying to replicate the goalscoring feeling in a Tottenham shirt for the rest of the season after his ruthless cameo in Crosby last weekend.

The former Premier League manager was speaking to Football Insider about the Brazilian and said: “Spurs did their job professionally in the cup, as you would expect against Marine, and they went about the job with great expression and also great commitment.

“Bringing new faces in, it was still a protective team round about the new faces that would help him ease into the game.

“For him to get a hat-trick, he tried his best to miss a couple, up, he nearly misstepped on one or two but he was so close to the goal line, he couldn’t miss.

“That would, for somebody to get a hat-trick, first-time in one of his first full games, he’s got to be thinking: ‘Oh, I want more of this, I want more of this, incredible, the adulation from the Spurs fans,’ and the Spurs fans will obviously have visions of him doing even more.

“It was only Marine, the good thing about Spurs was – and Jose Mourinho will be delighted – that the players played extremely professionally, went about their business the way they should go, play as if they were playing a Premier League team.

“They dispatched the opposition with ruthlessness.”

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Vinicius has certainly been a great addition to the squad. It is fantastic to have a player who is always ready to do a job when called upon. Spurs will certainly be rushing to secure the permanent transfer for a player who has shown so much potential so far for the Lilywhites.

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