Updated: Jul 8
Jose Mourinho described the half-time spat between shot-stopper Hugo Lloris and Heung-min Son as 'beautiful' and says it is 'something needed for the team to grow up'.
France international Lloris ran towards South Korea forward Son and shoved him in the back before their teammates separated them as they approached the tunnel during the break.
Lloris' reaction towards Son came as a shock, but it was because the Lilywhites winger did not trackback to help prevent a chance for Everton hitman Richarlison.
Following Tottenham's 1-0 win against Carlo Ancelotti's Toffees, both players embraced as goalkeeper Lloris said there was no problem between himself and Son.
"It just belongs to the changing room - outside you can say whatever you want. What happened between me and Sonny is part of football sometimes," said Les Bleus star Lloris as BBC Sport quoted.
"At the end of the game you could see we were more than happy."
The narrow victory for Spurs was manager Mourinho's 200th triumph in the Premier League as the ex-Chelsea and Manchester United coach became the fifth manager to reach that landmark.
However, the Portuguese was pleased his side bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Sheffield United.
"[The argument] was probably as a consequence of our meetings. If you want to blame someone for that it's me," said the 57-year-old.
"I was critical of my boys. They were not critical enough with themselves. I asked them to be more demanding of each other.
"Son is an amazing kid. Everybody likes Son, but the captain told him you have to do more and give more to the team.
"It is something needed for the team to grow up. To grow up you need big personalities. When you have that reaction I have no doubts."