It is the second time Jol and Berbatov have worked together after the Dutchman signed the striker for Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen for £10.75m in 2006 - and Jol believes that was vital.
"I feel like I was the one who took him from Germany, from Leverkusen," Jol said. "To take someone for that sort of money from Germany showed there was a lot of confidence in the player.
"He had other options at that time and he still made that decision to come to us, to me, to Tottenham. So I think that is the sort of relationship I've got with him because there was probably even a bigger club then coming in for him and he still wanted to come to Spurs.
"But we shouldn't stretch our imagination and I think Berbatov could have gone to Italy. He was on the fringe of going to an Italian club.
"And then I spoke to him and maybe that convinced him. If he plays well like he did the other day, there will always be a good relationship."