Harry Kane scored his 95th Premier League away goal to overtake Wayne Rooney’s record and put Spurs back in the hunt for top four.
The England captain latched onto Rodrigo Bentancur’s through ball and slotted past Robert Sanchez to put his side two ahead after 57 minutes.
Antonio Conte was quick to laud his star striker who he asked to step up this week, “We are very happy because as a manager I know that I have a world class striker and in every game he can score.”
“Harry is starting to understand with this team, the way we are playing, he has in every game many chances to improve his record. He is enjoying playing football with us.”
The former Inter boss is eyeing up the top four after victory tonight, “We are trying to go in another step, to try to be very close to the top of the table. It is right to have ambition and I put ambition to my players, it is important to have a target.”
“To reach fourth place will be difficult, but in the same moment we are ready to fight in every game.”
Tottenham bounced back from their disappointing defeat in Manchester on Saturday and picked up the much-needed three points to move them within three points of fourth placed Arsenal.
Conte admitted he was pleased with recent performances, “I think that the team is having good performance in the last period, I am seeing great improvement. In the last three games we have scored a lot of goals.”
The North London side face rivals West Ham United on Sunday and a victory would be a huge boost for their top four hopes.
The visitors condemned Brighton to their sixth defeat in as many games as Brighton start to slip down the table.
Graham Potter will be under huge pressure to pick up a victory against Norwich City on the weekend.
The Seagulls manager did not dwell on recent results. “We have to use the pain we’re suffering at the moment to do it against Norwich.”
The away side opened the scoring with a slice of luck; Dejan Kulusevski’s strike deflected off Cristian Romero and trickled into the corner. The Argentine celebrated his first goal for Spurs.
Spurs’ second goal was from a counter-attack which Conte has previously said doesn’t define his side but he admitted it can be useful in some games, “I think football is a lot of situations and u have to try improve during the training all these situations.”