Fundamentally though, this was a result born of team play and tactical discipline rather than individual brilliance.
The tenacious desire to win is becoming more and more apparent and as a sucker for pain in disappointment, he has me believing in what could be.
It was a performance that highlighted both the strength of Jose Mourinho's squad and the chasm between the haves and have-nots in European football.
Goals from Heung-min Son and Giovani Lo Celso propelled Spurs to the Premier League's summit.
Spurs about to have it off with the fit married woman next door whilst her husband is outside washing the car and your missus is on her way home from a Tesco shop.
The reaction that greeted the full-time whistle from the Spurs players and bench demonstrated that this was a game the North Londoners felt they had to win.
Spurs were swarming all over the home side as the first half drew to a close. Bale, buoyed by his winner at the weekend, was enjoying his best outing since his return to the club.
Mourinho is famous for his ‘guided discovery’ attacking approach, where players must work out problems for themselves. It means his teams can lack structure going forward, but it also allows for a great degree of freedom.