Pochettino admits he expected better from his players.
He said, "I cannot say that I am happy but it was a very competitive game. I think we deserved more, we deserved to win. We created good chances and in the first half after 20, 30 matches I think we created many chances and didn't score.
"With 12 injuries and only three players that started today who were with us for these two weeks I think I need only need to say it was a really good effort from the team.
"I think we need to be tough in the way that we are trying. We need to prove our efficiency in front of goal. We need to be calm also but these circumstances are not always easy for the players. We cannot blame anyone.
"In the last 10 minutes out full-backs and some defensive players wanted to do the jobs of the offensive players. Sometimes we couldn't risk the point.
"I prefer that to being relaxed and calm. They care a lot about the game and situation. The effort was really good.
On the lack of numbers in the squad, he added: "The fans are disappointed because of the situation but I am not worried about that because we really know what we are doing and when we start to have players that can be an impact from the bench and also be very competitive in every training session, I think with more numbers in the squad, it will be a team that will mean many games."