Erik Lamela
Lamela's double overshadowed Harry Kane's first club hat-trick.Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Erik Lamela's rabona goal against Asteras Tripolic is among the best he has ever seen.

Lamela's first of two goals on Thursday night stunned onlookers at White Hart Lane and illuminated a 5-1 Spurs win in the Europa League which puts the north London club back on track for the knock-out phase.

And in his post-match press conference Pochettino admitted he was unable to recall having seen a better goal during his football career as a player or as a manager.

"Maybe it is the best," the Tottenham boss said of Lamela's first goal. "Only a player with his skill can score like today like Erik.

"A great goal and an unbelievable goal. I happy for him and he helped get us the three points."

Harry Kane meanwhile completed his first club hat-trick either side of Lamela's double but the England Under-21 international ended the night in the Tottenham goal after Hugo Lloris was sent off for hauling down Jeronimo Barrales.

Barrales stepped up to score the resulting free-kick past the hapless Kane in an end to the game which tarnished Tottenham's emphatic win according to Pochettino.

"I am disappointed with the last five minutes and we need to manage the game better," the Argentine added. "I am happy for the result and 5-1 is good.

"Disappointed in the last five minutes but happy with the rest. Our objective was to get the three points and that' what we've done."