Jermain Defoe revealed he had been given words of encouragement by Martin Chivers before he surpassed his European goalscoring record in Tottenham's 2-1 win over FC Sheriff in the Europa League.
The England striker converted a penalty to claim his 23rd European goal for the club, one more than Chivers managed during his time at White Hart Lane.
It followed a first Tottenham goal for Erik Lamela as Spurs secured safe passage into the knockout rounds despite Ismail Isa grabbing a goal on 72 minutes to keep Tottenham on their toes.
All eyes were on Defoe to see if he could make a history and he described how he had bumped into Chivers at White Hart Lane on Thursday night.
He told our reporter Ned Boulting: "He's a legend, I saw him at half time.
"He said to me keep it going you'll get it
"So nice for someone like Martin to say that."
He added: "It was frustrating tonight, I couldn't really get much space.
"I just thought to myself stay patient.
"To go to the top of the list, I'm delighted.
"I was confident, what an opportunity to do it."