Erik Lamela scored a first-half hat-trick as Tottenham sailed into the Europa League knockout stages as group winners with a 4-1 win over Monaco.
The Argentina international this season looks a player reborn under Mauricio Pochettino and the winger completed his treble in just 37 minutes, before Tom Carroll added a late fourth following Stephan El Shaarawy’s second-half consolation.
Erik Lamela told BT Sport: “I am happy for me and for the team because we won and we played a good game.
“I am confident, the team is confident. I think we are doing good at the moment, but we need to keep working in the same way to take another position in the league.”
Tom Carroll, having marked a rare appearance with a goal, said: “I was obviously delighted to get the goal at the end, but it was a great performance all-round.
“When I got the nod, that’s when you’ve got to take your opportunities and hopefully I did that tonight.
“We wanted to go out and win the group. We knew we had to get at least a point tonight, but our mentality was to go out and win the game and we did that.”
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