Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is reportedly wanted by Club Brugge.
Pochettino has suggested that the former Celtic and Southampton defensive midfielder has failed to step up since he had injury problems and has not done enough to merit a place in the starting lineup.
According to The Mirror, the Kenya international is set to join Club Brugge in Belgium for a transfer fee of £10 million.
Pochettino told The Mirror: “It’s all about performance. Football is for today and tomorrow, not yesterday. You need always to show that you are there and deserve (to be there).
“In the case of Victor, he suffered an injury and another player stepped up and took his place. We are in a team, we are not a charity.
“I am making clear the answer is not about Victor, but we are not a charity – it is about performance and the coaching staff have a lot of different options to play different players.
“I am the coach, I need to take the decision and hope it will be right. Victor is a very important player and, for different circumstances, went backwards.”
Not missing Victor Wanyama
Wanyama has been on the books of Tottenham since 2016 when he joined from Premier League rivals Southampton.
The 28-year-old defensive midfielder did look brilliant at one point, but he has simply failed to make himself an integral member of the team at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Although the former Celtic star is a very good player, Spurs will not miss the midfielder if he leaves this summer.
After all, Wanyama made just four starts in the Premier League last season and only eight starts in the league during the 2017-18 campaign, according to WhoScored.