'We started off quiet rocky in the group stage this season with a couple of poor results, ' Winks conceded.
Despite suffering just a third loss in 14 matches in all competitions, Luciano Spalletti's men are still favourites to join Barcelona in the last 16 as they host PSV on the night that Tottenham travel to Camp Nou.
That won't be easy against Lionel Messi and company, but Pochettino has faith.
Pochettino is also expecting a big performance from England worldwide midfielder Dele Alli, saying the 22-year-old plays his best football when the stakes are highest.
"Inter came to defend, they knew one point would be better than losing", Eriksen said, "and playing against Italian sides you don't have many chances". To arrive at Barcelona and compete in our best we need to have fresh legs, fresh minds, no injuries.
Tottenham Hotspur's 1-0 win over Inter on Wednesday means they will go through at the expense of the Serie A side if they win their final Group B match away to Barcelona.
"I remember a lot of players talking about winning the title, and it was only at the beginning and three points, like the others". "We played some good football but we didn't get the points in the first (two) games". "But now we need to focus on Arsenal on Sunday - another massive game for us". "In the Champions League no one is going to give a present and not care about the result". If Inter are beaten, Spurs are through regardless of how they fare.More news: Donald Trump says doesn't believe own government's climate warning
"I think the performance was very good, we fully deserved the victory", said Pochettino.
"When (Alli) is under pressure he is unbelievable", Pochettino said.
Argentinian Foyth is not part of Tottenham's Champions League squad while his fellow centre back Davinson Sanchez, who is eligible to play, has a hamstring problem, so Vertonghen's return is well timed.
"But they have not played anything like they did the season before". Demands are so tough.
Hugo Lloris made a fine save to deny Ivan Perisic and Tottenham finally broke through in the 80th minute.
"There was a tough period for Moussa but I remember one day I hugged him when he was coming off and I told him, 'You are going to be a success here'".