A reaction was needed in this week's Capital One Cup fixture, which saw Spurs handed a potential banana skin with a clash against Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion.
Fortunately for Pochettino, Tottenham came through the game unscathed, seeing the Seagulls off in a 2-0 victory with goals from Erik Lamela and Harry Kane.
The result of the win at White Hart Lane is a quarter-final meeting with Newcastle, and left back Ben Davies - who tends to start in cup games in place of Danny Rose - says the win was comfortable, but could have been even more convincing.
"We controlled the game throughout and we probably could have got a couple more goals, but it’s a clean sheet and that’s what we’re happy about," said Davies.
"That’s the most important thing as a defender, that’s what we always try to do and I think, while we weren’t overly troubled on too many occasions tonight, we were happy with the performance," added the Welshman.
"We had good screening from the midfielders in front of us, so it was a relatively comfortable win."
Davies has yet to be much of a presence in the Premier League since his summer move from Swansea City, but with more solid displays like his one against Brighton, he could well push Rose for a starting spot in recent weeks.