AVB hailed Southampton as â€śoutstandingâ€™ after last weekendâ€™s narrow 1-0 win over Pochettinoâ€™s relegation battlers.
Saints, without a win from their last four games, take on Sunderland today with survival at stake.
Pochettino said: â€śIt is always nice to hear that from other managers, especially when they do not even need to say it.
â€śAndre said in the tunnel our team had our own identity. That pleases me.
â€śAfter Andreâ€™s words I am 100 per cent confident we will stay up.â€ť