Pochettino was rightly delighted with Harry Kane’s landmark strike: “It is not important, (whether he meant to) cross or shoot – it was a goal for us.
“I’m happy that he has scored 100 goals for Tottenham. He deserves a lot of praise – congratulations to him. It is an unbelievable mark for him. I think it was a very solid performance.
“I think we played well, and fully deserved in the end the result and to take the three points. I’m very pleased. We have ahead a very busy period and this was a very important victory for us today.”
Toffees boss Ronald Koeman was asked where he ranked the 24-year-old internationally: “Maybe after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez, and maybe one or two more, he is one of the best.
“Of course the first goal is a lucky one. I don’t think he was supposed to shoot the ball in the goal – I think it was a cross.
“But in his football he is really clever. He is using his body at the right time, his movements, his finishing. He is a top striker.”