Alderweireld came out this week while on global duty with Belgium and said he never wanted to leave the club.
'I know that's very hard to do but if they could go into February, March, April without it, I think they could have a real chance [of winning the league] if they had free weeks'. The characteristics are ideal to play football. "It's not going to help anyone".
Alli missed England's friendly win against Switzerland on Tuesday with a hamstring strain, and Spurs have confirmed he will play no part in their meeting with Jurgen Klopp's side at lunchtime on Saturday.
Pochettino, though, says he knows Kane better than anyone.
"Today we train, then we make a lineup for tomorrow".
"It's not that I want to justify him, it's only because the period during the season always change". "But it was more a wake-up for the players, that we can not do it like this". He's one of the best strikers in the world.
He might be looking exhausted right now following a seemingly non-stop period of action from last season all the way through the World Cup, but there's no doubt that Harry Kane is still the most risky player that Tottenham possess.
"That's why the expectations and perspective are completely different to another player".
"I don't know what he means by that to be honest", he added. We have a good team together so that takes time. However, Dan Kilpatrick reports that Lloris will remain as club captain, despite speculation he could lose the armband.
Lloris was convicted of drink driving on Wednesday and banned from driving for 20 months.
Asked whether Lloris, who was found to be twice the legal limit and had a passenger in the vehicle, would remain captain, Pochettino said: "Of course". He doesn't feel great. He said he was guilty of this situation and it's irresponsible.
"I think it will be an open game. He made a mistake and is suffering, and is punishing himself".
"That's what we try".
The loss of Alli is also a huge blow for Tottenham as he had been an influential presence, although the return of Heung-min Son from global is a timely boost and the South Korean could come straight back into the starting line-up.