Javi Gracia’s post-match reaction had a familiar message – enjoy the moment but it’s only the beginning.

Having become the first Hornets boss to oversee three successive wins at the start of a top-flight season, Gracia’s side went one better today, but in the significant shape of coming from behind to end Tottenham Hotspur’s perfect start to a campaign.

“I think today everybody’s happy because to get four wins in a row is not easy and everyone is enjoying it, the players, the supporters,” he said. “It’s a good moment for us and we try to enjoy it knowing it’s only the beginning, four games.

“When we spoke last week and you ask me about we have won all the games, but not so important (a team) as Tottenham. All the teams are important for me and we prepare the same way for all the games.

“To win against Tottenham is very important for us because everybody knows they are a very, very good team and today it has been a very hard-working game.

“We enjoy this the same way as we did when we won against Crystal Palace, against Burnley or against Brighton. We are enjoying the moment and will try to keep our level.”

Asked if this was the best Watford have played since taking over at Vicarage Road, Gracia responded: “I don’t think so. I think we have played better in other games but when playing against Tottenham you have to do many things different, you have to be very demanding in the defensive work, working very hard.

“In the second half we have conceded, but we had a very good reaction to be able to score from two set pieces. We have been confident until the end and with our fans, we got it (the win).”

It was not the type of game where Watford’s creative talents from open play were able to come from to the fore, but Gracia mentioned two of his midfielders to illustrate the other qualities his side needed to display.

The Hornets head coach said: “Will Hughes, Roberto Pereyra, they worked hard and ran a lot because we needed to close the gaps inside.

“The mobility of Dele Alli, Lucas [Moura] and [Christian] Eriksen, they create a lot of chances inside and they had to defend. I think all of the players have played amazingly and I’m proud of them.”