Pochettino has led Spurs to three consecutive top-three finishes in the league, despite operating with a tight salary structure and transfer spending.
Spurs were forced to wait until the 40th minute to break the deadlock at Prenton Park through Ivory Coast full-back Serge Aurier, but it was a different story in the second half.
"I would put Spurs in the mix - the Champions League might play a big part and the Wolves defeat was one of those games - it can happen, but everybody thinks that's them done and why?"
They lost in the play-off final that season, won the play-offs a year later, and are now ninth in League Two. We will be disappointed with certain moments and a lot of the goals.
"But that doesn't mean that we are not focused on trying to win against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup or in the FA Cup". It's fantastic, a great experience for them.
"The atmosphere will be electric".
"We have absolutely nothing to lose and we're excited about it".
The Dane scored his fourth goal in six games in Tuesday's 3-0 win at Cardiff.
Tranmere manager Micky Mellon acknowledged his team, who won promotion to League Two from the fifth-tier National League last season, were outclassed by a side who are third in the top flight. It's brilliant, it's what football should be all about.
"We know the quality we have in attack".
The flawless performance from the Lilywhites who put a swift end to the League Two sides FA Cup dream in front of a sell-out crowd.
Lucas Moura squandered another fantastic chance to put Spurs ahead with what proved a tame shot which Davies saved easily.