Where next for the former Tottenham sweetheart?
Spurs cannot afford to dwell on their disappointment. Mourinho's team now travel to Anfield for the stiffest examination yet of their title credentials.
Spurs now enter the season's relentless Christmas period still competing on all four fronts.
Spurs are at the most dangerous now when Kane forces defences to follow him into his own half.
Such was the fragility of Tottenham's defence though maintaining their lead for even that short period proved beyond them.
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.