Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said he was pleased to see Harry Kane back among the goals after his stunner against Arsenal.
Kane, still playing in a protective face mask, scored a memorable goal in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with their north London rivals.
A late Alexis Sanchez leveller meant both sides had to settle for a draw and lost further ground on leaders Leicester but, with Kane having scored just one in six going into the derby, head coach Pochettino believes his main striker has rediscovered his form at a crucial stage in the season.
“Yes, he came from a period that was difficult for him,” Pochettino said, when asked if Kane’s strike will be good for his confidence.
“I think it’s good point to lift him and his confidence. It’s important for the team that Harry has started to score again.
“I have confidence in him. Harry has a strong mentality and is a very good player and it’s true to play with the mask isn’t easy.
“But I think this was a big opportunity to score and show he is back and it’s important for him and the team.”