The reason why the decision was so freaky to Tottenham fans is that Son Heung-Min, who often plays up front alongside Kane or as his replacement, is going to the Asia Cup on January 13.
"They are a fantastic football team with outrageously good players".
When asked if he felt his squad was strong enough to cope with such a busy fixture list, the Argentinean added: "I'm so happy with my squad".
'But in the end it's a negotiation and there's different parties that have different interests.
Tranmere held on until the whistle went for half time but unfortunately Aurier's strike proved the first of many.More news: Garbage, feces take toll on parks amid shutdown
The Spanish striker has been linked with a return to his homeland, with former club Athletic Bilbao and Valencia linked, and his deal with Spurs expires at the end of the campaign.
"He has six months left with the club, we will see what happens", said Pochettino.
Rovers began to commit more players going forward on the attack but they were finding it hard to get the better of a tight Spurs backline.
"Now the transfer window is open we are going to talk".
Spurs have not won the top-flight title since 1961 and their last trophy was the 2008 League Cup but Pochettino insists only Premier League or Champions League trophies will take the club to the next level. It felt needlessly mean for Pochettino to then introduce Harry Kane from the bench, with the score already at 6-0.
Spurs will await their fourth-round opponent after a full weekend of FA Cup action on Saturday and Sunday. It was an important fixture for the club.