Tottenham regained its five-point cushion over Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification by beating Watford 2-0 on Monday, with Harry Kane netting the second goal to keep alive his chances of being the English Premier League top scorer.
"I repeat, it wasn't a great performance and we cannot be too happy with the performance, but we can be happy about the three points". It was important to get the three points as it allows us to be in a good position.
Watford goalkeeper Oretiz Karnezis spilled a Kevin Trippier cross into the path of Christian Eriksen, who lifted the ball over the scrambling goalkeeper to Alli for a simple finish.
Kane put Spurs two goals ahead in the 48th when he tucked away a cross from the right by Trippier and they nearly had a third when Jan Vertonghen hit the post with a late header.
"Hugo Lloris was fantastic and showed why he is one of the best in the world".
The visitors are still not guaranteed Premier League safety and this defeat extended their winless run to seven matches.
The home side dominated possession and goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane either side of half-time were enough to seal Spurs' victory.More news: European Union bans neonicotinoid insecticides everywhere except greenhouses
"We demand a lot from the goalkeeper and we are so happy with all of them, I think we have great goalkeepers".
Pochettino did, though, suggest that his contract at Spurs means discussions on his future are immaterial, adding: "I still have three years contract here, so there's no point to talk about that".
"He is working hard to try to recover his real performance", said Pochettino, when asked about Kane.
Kane scored one of the goals in Tottenham's 2-0 win to Watford and now has 27 in total, four behind Salah's 31, who was named Football Writers Player of the Year.
"Of course, I think Hugo showed he is fearless and his performance and quality showed he is one of the best in the world, no doubt".
"Whether it is me or another, that is the right project to keep pushing, don't be disappointed if we still don't win a trophy".
Spurs have four Premier League games remaining starting with this tonight's clash against Watford at Wembley.
It would also boost the confidence of England manager Gareth Southgate and Three Lions fans that Kane will be at his best come their first game of the World Cup against Tunisia on June 18.