"It's different circumstances [this summer] because the [World Cup] players need to rest and a period to recover after more than 12 months of competition", said Pochettino. "Of course Son is a very important player for us, but I can not change the reality even if it is hurting us".
"Obviously moving into our new stadium it's important that we secure top four, but at the beginning of the season the lads will believe they can win the league, and rightly so".
I'm happily preparing the team to arrive in the best condition for the first Premier League game.
Pochettino is preparing for the new campaign without the nine players who reached the World Cup semi-finals, and he admits it is far from ideal that the Premier League season kicks off again as soon as August 10.
Last season, the Argentine expressed his hope that deals would be completed earlier this summer, allowing him to work with new recruits throughout the preseason. Some teams with more problems than others, but I think it's to translate the confidence and trust we have in the squad.
Pogba holds back on unrest at Manchester United
Pogba was also asked about the contrast playing for Red Devils and Les Bleus. "It is just the win that is the most important". It's also claimed that Pogba's agent Mino Raiola is keen to get the France worldwide out of Old Trafford.
"Be sure that we are going to do some movement but like always, we're working hard". And of course, very happy with players who have signed new contracts like Harry Kane, Son, Lamela, Davinson, and Michel Vorm - that's like signing five new players'. "No rash decisions. I'm not anxious".
Most of the Tottenham players are on holiday after the world cup campaign.
Pochettino also saw a number of players step up and show they are potentially ready to make a big impact this time around.
Tottenham Hotspur always does their transfer business to the very end of the transfer window. "I completely understand that they need 21 days away from football".