Tottenham travel to Sunderland nine points adrift of league leaders Chelsea and face a must-win match if they are to challenge for the Premier League title.
Pochettino's side are unbeaten in the league since mid-December, an eight-match run that has seen them take 20 of a possible 24 points to maintain their hopes of securing at the very least a top four finish in May.
With Chelsea then welcoming Arsenal to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Pochettino says that two wins for the leaders will make them hard to catch.
Mauricio Pochettino's side made a bright start at the Stadium of Light but the game became a feisty affair on the half hour mark when Jack Rodwell clattered in Mousa Dembele. The most important thing is to get the three points for us.
Tottenham had a great chance to close the gap on Chelsea this evening, but only managed a goalless draw against Sunderland.
However, the Argentine wants his players to remain focused on their own meetings with Sunderland on Tuesday and Middlesbrough five days later.
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However, the major action took part in the second half with Jordan Ayew scoring the opening goal for Ghana in the 63 minute. Ghana , seeking a first Cup of Nations title since 1982, will play Cameroon next Thursday in Franceville for a final place.
"We are now in a good position in the FA Cup, the Europa League, and the Premier League. It's clear something is wrong from the very beginning in the last few games".
Kane sat out with a groin problem as Spurs survived an FA Cup fourth-round scare versus Wycombe Wanderers at White Hart Lane on Saturday, but the England striker is ready for action at the Stadium of Light. And, while Spurs came back in the second half, Wycombe went 3-2 ahead in the 83rd minute.
Despite last-ditched attempts to sign Leonardo Ulloa from Leicester City on deadline day, Moyes failed to bring in attacking cover to make up for the loss of Victor Anichebe, who is sidelined by a knee injury.
Simple mistakes have lead to Sunderland conceding lately says David Moyes, and praises their focus against Tottenham.
"We are involved in three competitions, and it's up to us to finish well and try to achieve our objectives".