However, Pochettino decided not to leave Tottenham Hotspur for Real Madrid.
"I am very grateful to the club, to the fans and to Daniel (Levy)", said Pochettino, who signed a new five-year deal in May.
Tottenham face a logistical nightmare after delaying their move to the 62,000-capacity ground until at least October due to "issues with the critical safety systems".
They reached the FA Cup semi-finals last term but ended up losing to Manchester United at Wembley.
"We all feel disappointed of course with the announcement from the club this week", said Pochettino. I am a victor and I love the challenge, so that is why I feel full of energy.
Pochettino now has 27 first-team players at his disposal, not including Vincent Janssen whose number-nine short has been made vacant. In this process we need time.
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Erdogan held a similar conversation with Germany's Angela Merkel on Wednesday. Turkish officials have retaliated by raising tariffs on USA goods.
"I respect all opinions but we can't explain how we manage players inside [the club]", Pochettino told reporters ahead of Saturday's London derby against Fulham at Wembley.
"I want to say thank you and apologise". We're working, the transfer window is still open in Europe and many things can happen.
Slavisa Jokanovic has admitted Fulham will need time to find their feet back in the Premier League as he seeks to integrate a dozen new players into his squad at Craven Cottage. But the new stadium may not be completed by then and an National Football League game is being played at Wembley on that date.
Pochettino isn't keen on finding another temporary home, even if it means playing on a damaged pitch just 24 hours after a National Football League game. "If it's not possible to play in the new stadium, it's about finding a way to play at Wembley because I think to play at another place - maybe three stadiums in one season - will be too much". When you are in a hard situation, this is the moment when you need to show that you are there.
"After drawing a blank at St James's Park Harry Kane has now gone 14 games without a Premier League goal in the month of August, but he is likely to have the opportunities to right that wrong at the weekend".