The Baggies have one foot in the Championship, 11 points adrift with five to play, and may yet be joined by their opponents who can consider themselves lucky to leave with anything after a deeply unimpressive outing.
Tottenham are fourth in the league with 64 points and looking to secure a top-four finish to ensure Champions League football next season.
"I know I'm up against a good side with a great manager behind them, but it's a game we can win".
A visit to Stoke is next up and Pochettino says that game will be tougher than last Sunday's visit across London. We were better but suffered a lot and had to fight for the three points. But we can't spend too much time on it.
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Spurs now have an eight-point cushion on Chelsea but Pochettino remains aware they can not allow that to slip.
None of those were especially shocking changes from the team that beat Chelsea last weekend, but Poch was asked about them in the post-match press conference, and to maybe everyone's surprise, Poch gave a pretty long and drawn-out response.
Xherdan Shaqiri nearly secured Stoke a share of the spoils 10 minutes from time, but his free-kick came back off the crossbar and Spurs held on to the victory which leaves them only behind third-placed Liverpool on goal difference.
Darren Moore successfully ended the eight-game losing streak bequeathed to him by West Brom predecessor Alan Pardew, but a 1-1 draw with Swansea appeared to represent another nail in the club's Premier League coffin.
"The most important thing is no personal problems, it is always about performance: who is the best out there", he added, pointing to Spurs' training pitches. Then he got the injury and players like Davinson [Sanchez] and [Jan] Vertonghen stepped up, and then you have to deserve to play.