But Pochettino said: "I think many of our players have recently been in the spotlight.
"I think all of these players, all of my players, are going through new experiences that they have to adapt to, have to get used to.
"They have to live with these new experiences, new situations. We need to be able to manage the situation. This is also part of football, not just playing.
"We need to assimilate, need to adapt. We are going through a bad run of results of late (six matches without a win), but again with calm and work we need to get back into how we know we can play and perform."