Poch says people questioning Tottenham’s league position after back-to-back defeats are living in “different realities”.
Spurs were right in the Premier League title race up until two games ago, but they crashed to successive losses against Burnley and Chelsea.
That leaves Spurs ‘suddenly’ looking over their shoulders in the race for the top four and defeat in the north London derby against Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday would leave them just a point clear of the Gunners.
But Pochettino told PA Sport it felt “weird” that his side’s situation is being looked at as a negative.
“I think the feeling is a little bit weird,” he said. “It should be that everyone before the start of the season (would) sign to be in the position that we’re in today.
“And you’re asking me, ‘It’s only four points that Arsenal or Manchester United are below us, or Chelsea’?
“I think we’re living in different realities because, with all the circumstances, Tottenham deserve big praise to be in the position that we’re in at this moment of the season.
Poch’s reality is going to get a whole lot realer come tomorrow afternoon if losing to Arsenal is played down to fans.