Pochettino believes his team's position in the table should be measured in the context of the club's inferior spending power.
The Spaniard brought in players such as Dele Alli, and Eric Dier, and saw Harry Kane emerge, and all these players have been essential to Tottenham's title pushes in the last two seasons. Both Manchester clubs spent more than B£150m.
Argentine Pochettino has confirmed his status as one of the top managers in the Premier League, playing an exciting, attractive, dynamic and high-pressing brand of football - impressing many pundits.
He said: "We still feel disappointed".
Given the project that he's building at Tottenham coupled with their move into a new stadium next year and the squad that he's effectively assembled, it's hard to see Pochettino leaving.
"We love to help the club try to reach the next level, developing young players and building something special that doesn't exist in any other club. Maybe it's a moment now to be focused on finishing the season in the best way".
Tottenham face Manchester United in the final game at White Hart Lane on Sunday in the Premier League.
Pochettino, though, reckons United will take tomorrow's match against his side seriously.
"Of course, always that type of global competition will help them to develop their skills and improve and then it will benefit us".
It was £30m summer signing Batshuayi who scored the goal that sealed the title at the Hawthorns on Friday night, coming off the bench to score only his second league goal for Chelsea.
But the 1-0 setback at the London Stadium means they will likely have to settle for second place and automatic qualification to the Champions League next season. It is a game that we want to win and for sure they will want to win.