"I think we need to keep pushing, winning games and a massive three points against Manchester City", he said.
Pochettino's side have been nothing short of fascinating for much of this campaign, taking their progressive approach into the Champions League and performing admirably against some of Europe's contemporary greats. I try to defend my team, my club.
Christian Eriksen drifts inside from the right, Son Heung-min counter-attacks from the left, Dele Alli makes risky runs from between the lines into goalscoring positions, while Harry Kane has recovered from injury and will start upfront, hoping to find the net without needing to appeal to the Premier League's Goal Accreditation Panel this weekend.
The South Korea worldwide has now reverted to a wide role and is likely to line up directly against Walker, who left Tottenham past year, in the Premier League on Saturday. Only three clubs have claimed Premier League wins away to Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs in the same season - Coventry in 1993-94, Charlton in 2001-02 and Blackburn in 2002-03.
Recalling a conversation with the England right-back in his book Brave New World, in which Walker revealed his intention to leave, the Spurs boss said: 'I considered it to be an alarming lack of respect for his teammates and a slap in the face for the club.
That is certainly an achievement that can not be overlooked, but the club's European failures in the last two weeks will pose questions about City's outlook on the continent next season.
Salah is on 29 goals, now four ahead of Kane, and he took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his surprise at the overturned decision. He gives City the attacking thrust they need going forward and the defensive solidity they need at the back.
Fit-again Sergio Aguero may return to the starting line-up, having featured as a substitute in the last two games.
Mauricio Pochettino will be leading an nearly full squad against Manchester City this weekend.
With just five games remaining to Kane's six, Salah and Liverpool have a favourable run-in in their quest for a place in the top four - a trip to Chelsea aside. They still sit 13 points clear of United atop the Premier League table with six matches left to play as they head into this fixture with Spurs.
The Sun is reporting that Spurs are keen on signing the full-back in the summer window as Mauricio Pochettino looks to bolster his squad this summer.
"We can talk about only an accident, results in different competitions".