With a 47 minute hat-trick last night in his first European start for the club, Lucas Perez scored as many goal as Sp*rs have in this season’s Champions League.
The 28 year old was drafted in to play on the right hand side, and showed he’s something of a fox in the box, on hand to snap up opportunities when they arise.
He scored twice in the opening 16 minutes, before bagging his hat-trick 2 minutes after half-time. It was a selection decision which worked out well for Arsene Wenger, who was pleased with the Spaniard’s impact.
“The first two looked like quite easy goals, and were what we call tap-ins in England, but they were created by the team and you have to be there to finish,” he said.
“The first goal is a real striker’s goal. He scored more than 20 goals in Spain last season and he has shown why. He has an eye for goal and good movement in the box, which is why he scores.”
And Lucas himself was a happy boy, posting to his Twitter account:
— Lucas Pérez (@LP10oficial) December 6, 2016
It means that in just 5 starts and 3 substitute appearances he’s got 5 goals and 3 assists. Let’s hope he starts another 500 games with 340 as sub.