“For us we were able to beat Manchester City away. Last night was difficult, there are a lot of topics in football – a lot – but football is simple, it’s not too complicated.
“You have a lot of examples of different clubs signing a player or a manager with a big background of big trophies behind them but it is sometimes success, sometimes no. You never know.”
Spurs appeared to run out of steam at Upton Park and also have a Europa League showdown with Borussia Dortmund on the horizon.
But Pochettino insisted: “We only lost one game. It is our fourth defeat in Premier League since the beginning of the season.