Mauricio Pochettino was happy to put Pep Guardiola's "Harry Kane team" jibe behind him.
Spurs, who are yet to win in the Premier League at Wembley, mustered their first shot on target after 33 minutes when Christian Eriksen picked out the in-form Harry Kane and he forced a close-range save from Asmir Begovic.
A Christian Eriksen goal just after half-time secured the victory for Tottenham, who claimed all three points without being too outstanding. Ben Davies misses out through illness.
Son Heung-min replaces Davies in the starting lineup in the only change from the 4-0 win against Huddersfield Town a fortnight ago, with Serge Aurier among the subs after serving a one-match ban. "I hope that I am wrong and tomorrow he can train with us".
Harry Winks' impressive global debut for England should be the catalyst for the youth-team graduate to get a start against Bournemouth, but it will between him and Moussa Sissoko to see who gets the nod.
"But I am not so positive".
Goalkeeper Lloris denied plucky Bournemouth with crucial saves in each half, while Eriksen, outstanding throughout, struck moments after the interval to give his side a Wembley lift-off with their first victory in four attempts.
"I think it's so important to start to feel that you can win here in the Premier League", he added.
It would not be ideal for Spurs to have to play the Belgian defender in this position again at the Bernabeu.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has Hugo Lloris in goal, and at the back he picks Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen. And, whilst Danny Rose is back in training, the England full back will not be available to play at Real Madrid in midweek.