"The reality is that we dropped a lot of points after three games but I am not anxious".
"I think it was clear that it was so important for us".
"After seeing the Swans beat Crystal Palace, I was not too anxious about Paul Clement's side getting dragged into the relegation battle this season - but any more complete non-performances like that would be a real cause for concern".
Only four minutes after that, Harry Kane scored the first of his two goals.
"But I've had these situations before, when you're playing against sides with an outstanding talent".
The England star will also miss the upcoming visits to APOEL Nicosia and Real Madrid, depriving Spurs of their foremost creative force. They came under greater pressure in the second period, with Tottenham stepping up the intensity as they sought a victor, but still Swansea refused to let them through.
Dele Alli returns to the Spurs starting XI after missing his side's midweek triumph while Kieran Trippier also reclaims his place ahead of Serge Aurier at right-back. "After a long-term injury it is so hard because all players love to play football, they love to be fit and healthy".
The visitors could direct a charging finger at the authorities, that dismissed a flawlessly good goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for offside.
For all of Spurs dominance Pochettino's men struggled to get their first win at the Wembley Stadium.
Pochettino was particularly disappointed with referee Mike Dean's decision not to award Aurier the foul.
Their squad strength has already been tested, particularly in the last week, and the results have been hugely encouraging.
Of all teams who Spurs have faced 10+ times in the Premier League, they have their highest win rate (83.3%) and goals-per-match average (2.33) v Swansea.
'Maybe people will stop talking about hoodoos like they have been for the past year.