Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur scores his team's goal in their 1-0 Premier League win over Watford. Tottenham have not been crowned champions since 1961. A win for Tottenham will put them three points clear of fourth placed Arsenal as the race for the top four places heats up.
Spurs fans could hardly have asked for a better manager than Pochettino to oversee this transition, but with United and Chelsea likely to be looking for new managers in the summer, they might face a hard task keeping hold of him.
"In football when you speak too much only you can wait for the worst". This is an important thing and a message for all of our supporters. We are the most important people and we need to stick to our ways. Important win and 2nd place!
Pochettino has insisted that there is plenty more talent in the age-group teams capable of breaking into the senior side in the future.
"And now I think that you need to know and the people need to know that this is a very tough period for us".
At present, the hosts are winning with eyecatching authority and that was no more in evidence than in their comprehensive win over lowly Norwich City in midweek, where an early goal rewarded a purposeful start and from then on they did not look back.
Kane is the league's joint-second top scorer with 15, behind Leicester City's Jamie Vardy (18).
A bizzare stat has shown that Tottenham would in fact be better off if striker Harry Kane hadn't scored a goal at either end of the pitch this season.
Pochettino believes England duo Kane and Vardy are now on a par with Argentina superstar Aguero.
Pochettino said: "There are a lot of similarities between Spurs and Newell's".
"It's true that all are different and come from different circumstances". The difference this season has been that they are not dependent only on Kane with Lamela, Erickson, Dembele and Alli stepping up to provide the forward thrust.
With a Europa League tie with Fiorentina and an FA Cup clash against Crystal Palace, there is no reason why Spurs can not go far in each competition. "From Spain I heard a lot, I read a lot - always Google Translate, English to Spanish - that Arsene Wenger said the toughest period of the club was in the period that they built the stadium", the Spurs coach told a news conference. "I don't throw myself on the floor".