Photo: Erik Lamela sends message to Tottenham fans after hat-trick

Erik Lamela takes to Instagram after his Tottenham Hotspur hat-trick on Thursday night

A photo posted by Erik Lamela (@coco_lamela11) on

Erik Lamela netted a first-half hat-trick on Thursday night as the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder helped Mauricio Pochettino’s finish top of Europa League Group J.

The Argentina international broke the deadlock in the second minute before he added his second 13 minutes later and the club’s record-signing eight minutes before half-time.

On-loan AC Milan midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy netted a late consolation for the visitors, before Tottenham substitute Tom Carroll wrapped up a 4-1 win for the hosts.

And the 23-year-old Argentina international midfielder posted the above photo on Instagram after his impressive hat-trick against the Ligue 1 side at White Hart Lane.

Lamela wrote on the photo-sharing app: “We finished first in the group, a special night for my hat-trick and team play ! Come on you spurs!👊

The South American midfielder scored the first hat-trick for an English club against Monaco since Tony Yeboah for Leeds United in 1995.

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Tottenham midfielder Lamela has impressed for the north London side in Europe’s second-tier club competition this term, netting five goals in five games.

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