"It looked like it would be one of those days for me, but that is the game of a striker", he also told Sky Sports after his goal sealed a second straight win for Spurs.
The 46-year-old feels his side could have been more clincal in the first-half and put the game out of sight instead of letting the Cottagers back into the match. "It is a good start with two wins out of two".
Everton's £50-million signing Richarlison continued to quieten queries of his price tag with the victor as Southampton were defeated 2-1 at Goodison Park, while Leicester saw off Wolves 2-0 despite a red card for Jamie Vardy.
A poor performance against Newcastle last time out had started fears once more of the Englishman not being able to score in the first month of the new Premier League season, amid talks of tiredness through being overworked.
File image of Mauricio Pochettino.
However, Fulham - who lost to Crystal Palace last weekend in their first game back in the top flight following promotion - levelled just after the break when Aleksandar Mitrovic nodded in from close range.
"He came back from the World Cup the same".
"With the transfer window, I think the gaffer said we're not going to buy players for the sake of it, we're only going to buy players to strengthen. But we need to improve if we want to challenge the big teams, it's a situation that will push us to be better in different areas".
"That is what we want from the players that are outside, being focused when the manager or team needs them to be available to do".
Promoted Cardiff had appeared the more likely to win when Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden was sent off midway through the second half.
However, the west London side were 3-0 winners against Huddersfield Town in their opening Premier League fixture of the 2018-19 season to secure second spot.
Theo Walcott set up Richarlison for his headed goal and also scored himself for Everton at Goodison Park.
However, victory came at a cost for Leicester as England worldwide Vardy was shown a straight red card 20 minutes from time for a late lunge on Doherty and now faces a three-game ban.
The visitors played the final half-hour with 10 men after Isaac Hayden was dismissed, but still had the best chance to take all three points when Kenedy's 96th-minute penalty was saved by Neil Etheridge.
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso celebrates scoring their third goal against Arsenal on Saturday.