The Uruguayan took a blow to the face in the closing stages of Sunday's win over Leeds and left the field with blood streaming from an eye wound. However, a little bit of personal suffering was not about to dilute his joy over the fine win.
"Call me Al Pacino - Scarface!" he exclaimed, before becoming slightly philosophical.
"That's alright, it's football. In Uruguay and, especially, in Argentina we say 'sometimes you give, sometimes you get'. It's football - no bother.
"I think it was an elbow. My first touch was poor and I found myself surrounded by four or five players while looking the wrong way. I haven't seen it on television so I don't know what happened.
"I thought 'Mamma Mia, why 30 seconds from the end', but the good thing is there is nothing wrong. I went to bed as normal and was more worried about my dead left leg than the problem with my face.
"I'm so happy. I was sad not to see the players straight away after the game. I wanted to be there to see the smiley faces everywhere - because I know everyone was happy.
"The result was very important, but it was how we played, how we passed the ball, how we created chances - that was very good."
Gus Poyet strode around Spurs Lodge on Tuesday sporting a black eye and a few stitches, while comparing himself to a movie star!