The sentiments were shared by striker Harry Kane who was at the centre of the game, missing a penalty and scoring a late one as he joined an elite list of Premier League players to reach 100 league goals.
However, a foul by Virgil Van Dijk on Erik Lamela presented Kane with the opportunity to atone for his earlier miss. It might sound ridiculous - I was only eight when they let me go. With just 12 games to go five points is a big margin.
Eric Dier - 6: A very poor start began through his sloppy misplaced pass that allowed Salah through on goal, not the start Pochettino will have wanted. In the 93rd minute you whistle a penalty when you are 100% sure.
Wayne Rooney, making his debut on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, likened Kane to a young Alan Shearer. In his early days, he was neither especially quick nor especially strong, neither especially good in the air nor especially gifted on the ball.
Rooney admitted he was impressed by the City team former Barca and Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has built.
Newcastle United erected a statue outside at St James' Park to celebrate Shearer's career which saw him net 260 goals in the top flight. After all, if the Tottenham manager did not hear the comments, then he could not have responded to them properly. And yet, it didn't immediately work out for him. There were no other incidents in the box apart from the Alli situation. His performance slightly tarnished by not dealing with Salah for his second goal.
It just seemed to be 'one of those days'. The following season, the bias had been almost entirely eradicated.
There are two real questions now.
I mean, I'm not sure this is even a question.
"Before every match, I always visualise scenarios in my head of exactly how I'll score in the match".
PGMOL has insisted that there was no wrongdoing in making the decision, affirming it to be the correct one. I think it is a dive.
Statistics indicate that goalscoring rates in the modern Premier League begin to drop off alarmingly beyond the age of 30.
Kane still has some way if he wants to break Shearer's record of 283 goals but Jenas has said that the Newcastle legend believes that the 24-year-old Kane could break the record even if he plays outside England. Dejan touched it. My defence put Kane offside, that's good defending. That takes him to 240 without breaking a sweat.
You have to wonder whether, if anyone else but the English golden boy featured in this play, the refereeing decision would have been so generous given the blatant dive. Sometimes it's difficult; you can shoot and don't score.
Thanks for the welcome gift @nikefootball.
"It's funny how things work out - as it was after playing for Watford against Tottenham that I got the opportunity to join Tottenham's youth academy".
"He is one of the best strikers".