Mauricio Pochettino described Harry Kane as the ‘present and the future’ as he scored the winner in Saturday’s North London derby.
Kane proved Arsenal’s nemesis again as his bullet header earned Tottenham a deserved 1-0 victory in the north London derby.
Spurs could have won by more at Wembley had they not squandered countless chances in the second half but Kane’s seventh goal in eight versions of this fixture was enough to seal all three points.
Defeat for Arsenal leaves them seven points behind their fiercest rivals as Tottenham boosted their chances of finishing in the Premier League’s top four.
“First half both teams had good energy but they were so compact it was hard to find the space. We dominated but we did not create much,” Pochettino said.
“Second half with the same shape we were much better. We found space and created problems and after 20 minutes it should be 3-0. In football if you don’t kill the game you will concede chances and suffer.
“I am so happy to win. We have had three massive games against United, Liverpool and Arsenal and seven points is good.
“Harry Kane is not old fashioned, he is the present and the future. We are so proud that he is in our side.”