For Watford, the end of the season can not come quickly enough as they are now winless in seven and still not mathematically safe, sitting six points clear of the drop zone.
Tottenham, whose play had been untidy at times in the opening period, tightened up after the break and it was their talisman Kane who eased any remaining jitters with his 27th league goal of the season behind Liverpool's Mo Salah on 31.
When asked about the comparisons between Kane and the likes of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - perhaps the three best players in the world - Ginola made it clear Kane can not be ranked alongside the trio. As a player, obviously, it's hard to say what we need to do.
Speaking after the game, Gracia revealed via Sky Sports: "Today was frustrating because again we competed very well".
"We're focusing on playing, fighting every day".
Kane trails the Egyptian by five strikes as we enter the final weeks of the season and the prize looked to be beyond the reach of the England global. "If you were Real Madrid, Barcelona - you'd want him". We had to wait. "The atmosphere wasn't great to play tonight, but the most important (thing) is to be in the top four".
Tottenham's much-needed victory over Watford sees them move just a single point behind Liverpool, in third, with a game in hand.
Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris denied Andre Gray and Richarlison, with the Brazilian also shooting over from six yards out.
Kane was primed to tap in Son Heung-min's cross but lost his footing at the vital moment, only to get back on his feet and turn home Trippier's centre.
An inopportune slip prevented Kane turning home Son Heung-min's initial cross, but the England worldwide quickly picked himself up to slot home when Kieran Trippier flashed the loose ball back across goal.