"Harry Kane is not old fashioned, he is the present and the future", said Pochettino after it was suggested that the winning goal was one typical of a centre-forward.
"I am so happy to win". Kane's second half header was the difference between the sides but it failed to tell the whole story of a match that showed how far the wind has shifted in Tottenham's direction. The Arsenal manager said that he gave the game-changing moment another look after the game and reached a conclusion that Kane won the tussle Koscielny in the blond light. The performance was unbelievable, fantastic.
"That's what we needed".
Despite the narrow margin of victory, though, Spurs' on-pitch dominance, as well as their impressive recent results - they have beaten both Manchester United and Arsenal at home and drawn at Liverpool in their last three league matches - all point to a power shift in north London, says Steve Bates.
Spurs were fully on top when Eriksen's free-kick from the edge hit the bar via the outstretched hand of Cech, while Arsenal created a rare opportunity at the other end as Jack Wilshere's curling effort from 20 yards forced a fine save from Hugo Lloris.
Arsenal remain sixth on 45 points, six points off the top four.
"Once they scored you could see we were wobbling and they could have scored more but in the last 10 minutes we should have come back to 1-1".
It was another step in the right direction for Spurs in their quest for a spot in the top four. "This season, if you look at the table, it is a very important game", mentioned Wenger at the pre-match press conference. So overall it's a bit mixed feelings, because for long periods in the first half, with a bit more quality in our final pass we win this game.
Not quite at his clinical self in front of goal, Kane offered a lot more to the team performance than just a goal.
The home side looked very risky going forward with their star quartet of Kane, Dele Alli, Son Heung Min and Christian Eriksen outshining their Arsenal counterparts during a cagey first half. Arsene Wenger said. "We missed opportunities on the counter attack". Maybe we are talking about one of the last managers to be able to apply this power over everything in a football club.