Pochettino is aware of the strength of feeling towards his QPR counterpart but is only focused on the game itself.
"I do know the past of Southampton, but I do not know every single detail of what happened," the Argentinian said.
"I am always interested in football matters so I have become interested in this matter as well.
"But I think my main goal is always to generate a positive atmosphere for my team and always respect what the people say.
"I will thoroughly respect whatever they want to say on Saturday, but I think what is truly important is that they get behind the team and push us to try and get the three points as best as we can."