Tottenham captain Harry Kane and Son Heung-min might have been delighted by their night's work against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Tuesday night, but manager Mauricio Pochettino was rather more measured in his assessment of the 5-0 win over a truly awful side.

Braces from Kane and Son, plus a goal from Erik Lamela helped Spurs to a much-needed confidence boost after group rivals Bayern Munich humiliated them 7-2 earlier this month.

"To win the game was the most important thing," Son told RTÉ Sport after the game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

"How we played and how we performed was so, so important and great.

"We are really happy to get three points."

Son emphasised the importance of dictating matters from kick-off, adding: "We were more aggressive and from the start we wanted to score an early goal.

"We worked really, really hard to get the early goal and Harry scored the early goal and the players got more confident, and I think it was important to start well.

Kane said Tottenham's display was just what they needed, echoing Son's sentiments.

"It's great, it's exactly what we needed to do," the England striker said on BT Sport.

"We know we've been in a tough run of results and it was the perfect way to respond."

On his ninth-minute opener, he said: "Of course we needed to score early, it gives you that momentum to carry on. We were ruthless in front of goal today, which we need to do more often."

Looking ahead to Sunday's Premier League trip to Liverpool, Kane added: "We still know we've got a long way to go, we can hopefully build on this."

However, Pochettino may be eager to bring his players back down to earth.

"I don't feel great, I feel okay," the Spurs boss said.

"It's only one game, three points, but of course we need to build our confidence and we have to start at some point.

"So it's great for the confidence and tomorrow a day off because we scored five goals.

"In the next few games we will go on showing that the problems are on the pitch, not outside of the pitch."