The second, however, proved too much to take for many as they stood up - their faces dropped, some open-mouthed and others hands akimbo - and headed for the exit.
His haul of more than 20 Premier League goals in each of his last three campaigns have helped transform Spurs into Premier League title challengers, only for their bids to fall short on each occasion. The manager is very ambitious, and we've created a fantastic working environment where everyone is really hungry for success.
It certainly had the desired effect on Kane, who had virtually polished off West Ham before half-time in the lunchtime kick-off. "He didn't pull it big time, but we have to scan it first to see how big or how bad it is".
"I think the cat is out of the bag now".
- Kane now has the best minutes per goal record in Premier League London derbies of any player to score 10-plus goals in capital clashes (112.6 - 21 goals in 29 games).
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"I think the feeling within the place was positive, we felt things were going in the right direction, and hopefully they will continue to, because we might have challenged a couple of times but we haven't really done anything yet". But I am happy with him.
"But if you are a very good player and can play very well in different positions, there are more possibilities for him to play".
"That is important because you prefer to say, 'Shall we do tactics here in the morning or (would) you prefer to go last night and put all the staff, the players and the chairman too in a restaurant?' That is tactics too". This means more than three points as they played for their pride and for the fans.
Attempts by the Spurs fans to make their voices heard as they tried to sing proved in vain as the home crowd drowned them out in song.
When asked if Kane was the best striker in England, Pochettino said: "Not only in England I find it hard to find the words to describe him".
"I think Serge was good, but I think the performance of the whole team was good", Pochettino added. I had a lot of problems but I'm happy with him.