Harry Kane scored a hattrick in the 4-0 win over Stoke City and has received praise from manager Mauricio Pochettino, who believes he is one of the best strikers in the world.
Kane scored all three of his goals in the first half and created the fourth for Dele Alli, to seal the win in the first half.
Tottenham are now second on the table and the EngEngland striker already has 22 goals in all competitions.
“[Kane] is playing at a very good level,” the Tottenham boss told BBC Sport. “He’s a fantastic player and one of the top strikers in the world.
“He deserves it, because he’s a great professional and a top man. I am happy for him.”
Pochettino was equally pleased with the way his side bounced back from the disappointment of their Europa League exit to Gent on Thursday.
“I think it was fantastic in a week that was difficult for us,” he said. “After Thursday – with less than 72 hours to recover – we need to feel proud.
“It was a very, very good game for us. The target is to keep going and try to be there if something happens. The objective is to catch up [to league leaders Chelsea] and you need to be there and be very close to take the possibility.”