Son Heung-Min scored two as Tottenham continued to keep the pressure on Chelsea
The shellshocked Watford boss didn't need his interpreter to tell him what title-chasing Tottenham produced today.
"They were phenomenal," he said. "On the pitch they have top players, on the bench they have top players. They have technique and physical condition, and it was tough for us today."
Everyone knew exactly what he meant.
Inspired by a Dele Alli super goal and man of the match performances from at least four or five of his teammates silky Spurs delivered an emphatic message to table topping Chelsea.
As they closed the gap between them and the League leaders to four points for a while Spurs made it clear the title race isn't over yet by any means.
Dele Alli got the ball rolling for Tottenham
Even if Mauricio Pochettino did insist afterwards that his Spurs still need a bit of help from Lady Luck.
The Argentinian said: It is important to believe that we can compete for the Premier League and different tit, and may today we are seeing that happen.
"But nothing is yet done. There isn't still a lot of work to do and we still need patience, time . . ,. and a little bit of luck!"
He and the fans had to be patient for little more than half an hour before whiz kid Dele Alli came up with the magical goods again again.
If the cheers for Harry Kane's eventual appearance off the bench were uplifting they were nothing compared to the ones that greeted Alli's sublime opener on 33 minutes.
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It probably wouldn't even have happened if referee Anthony Taylor hadn't played advantage when Mousa Dumbbell was sent tumbling.
What that did, though, was give Alli the time and space to pick up the loose ball that followed and let fly from at least 25 yards way out on the left.
Poor Heurelho Gomes, returning to his old stamping ground in the Watford goal, didn't have a prayer as the ball sailed over his despairing arms.
It was an absolute cracker from a player who is increasingly pulling a few of those out of the hat these days.
If Watford thought things couldn't get any worse they became dire – or Dier to be precise – when Eric Dier smashed home Spurs second five minutes later.
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No 3 was always on the cards after that, and it duly came just before the break as the visitors rearguard was carved open mercilessly again.
This time Son was left in oceans of space with the goal in his sights. Gomes didn't have a chance with that one either.
Spurs were beginning to look like marking the start of the cricket season with a score to match!
Excuse the pun, but Watford were well and truly caught out again just nine minutes into the second half with a fourth Spurs goal that can only be described as poetry in motion.
Not a single Watford player touched the ball as Christian Eriksen picked it up just over the halfway line, fed the impressive Keiran Trippier to send over the perfect cross for Son to get his second of the afternoon with a volley that Gomes again could do nothing about.
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You would have thought Spurs might have been merciful after that, but such are their lofty ambitions these days Pochettino sent on Kane instead of the sadly out of sorts Vincent Janssen to potentially rub even more salt into Watford's already painful wounds.
On another day Kane might have marked his return with yet another goal, but this time the gods smiled favourably on Watford and the striker's header went tantalisingly wide.
Same story a couple of minutes later when he set up Son for what would have been a well deserved hat-trick, but somehow the Korean shot wide. Only he knows how.
No wonder Pochettino embraced each of his players as they left the field.
Ignore the modest sentiments afterwards. He knows this Spurs CAN be champions n- with a little bit of luck, of course!
Tottenham: Lloris 6; Trippier 8, Alderweireld 7, Vertonhgen 8, Davies 7; Dembele 7 (Sissoko 74) 6, Dier 7; Eriksen 8, Alli 9, Son 8 (Onomah 87); Janssen 5 (Kane 60) 8.
Watford: Gomes 6; Janmaat 5, Mariappa 6, Cathcart 5; Doucoure 5 (Zuniga 58) 5, Amrabat 5 (Deeney 69) 5, Cleverley 6, Holebas 5, Success 5, Okaka 4 (Kabasele 83), Niang 4.