Lucas Moura: from So Paulo prodigy and PSG outcast to Tottenham hero | David Hytner

The Brazilian took time to settle at Spurs and may not have faced Ajax but for injuries yet his hat-trick showed his talent Lucas Moura put the earphones in and looked down at the iPad screen, the peak of his dark NYC cap obscuring his eyes. It was late on Wednesday night and the Tottenham forward, whose sensational second-half hat-trick had set up a final against Liverpool on 1 June the first time that the club have reached the showpiece. The commentary built to its classically Brazilian climax and when the man behind the microphone boomed out Mouras name, the man himself lifted his head and chuckled. Photograph: Sergio Perez/X00213 Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback. The affection …