Pochettino was full of praise for the Belgium international and although he feels defenders are under-appreciated when it comes to awards and recognition, he says the snub will not affect his player.
"Football is to score goals," Pochettino said. "But for us like a manager it is very important for me the keeper and defensive line are in the same level of importance of player.
"I cannot do anything about this because I am not involved in the selection of the players. There is no defensive player on the list and I have nothing to say but I am happy with him.
"His performances have been fantastic from beginning of the season and he doesn't need to be recognised to feel that."