You must go back to Pochettino's first season in charge to find a more generous side - that team's 12.9 shots faced per game marginally higher than this season's 12.6.
After only 62 seconds they took the lead with Luuk de Jong rising to head in a corner.
"I'll give it the old Balotelli line, 'why me?'" he added. Dead. Destroyed! A draw keeps them within touching distance of Inter Milan and Barcelona, a loss would leave third place the only realistic possibility. The whole season we've been grinding out results here and there.
Despite their victory, Tottenham face a tough challenge to qualify from Group B, given they lie three points behind second-placed Inter Milan - their next opponents - and are still to face Barcelona at the Nou Camp. We just have to get on with it, and we did that today and a big win for us'.
Tottenham have won eight of 11 games in the Premier League to sit fourth in the table.
What followed was a period of frustration for the hosts, who pushed for an equaliser but were thwarted time and again by PSV 'keeper Jeroen Zoet.
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"It was completely unfair, the (score), during the game because to concede so early increased their belief".
Dele Alli was back in the Tottenham line-up after missing their weekend win at Wolves through injury and the England midfielder nearly made an immediate impact.
The visiting defense was finally breached when Kane met a lay-off from substitute Fernando Llorente with a left-footed shot into the corner.
But England captain Kane came to the rescue with a predatory equaliser before heading the crucial last-gasp victor.
'I am so pleased, ' said Pochettino.
"But I have nothing to say about the fans, I am so happy, so grateful and I understand their reaction, maybe if it was me in the stand I should be the same, but I am so happy".
Despite only managing a single point from their first three matches, Tottenham Hotspur still have a slim chance of making it into the knockout phase of the Champions League.