The latest defeat raises questions over Pochettino's future in north London, with several key decisions needing to be made by chairman Daniel Levy to lift Spurs out of the rut now surrounding the club.
The Argentine acknowledged Tuesday's defeat was hard to take but he was not unduly anxious about his team's form, even though they have won only two of their last nine games in all competitions and sit sixth in the league, 10 points behind leaders Liverpool. "But I don't want to be a philosopher or talk in a way that is not good".
"What scares me is life, not football".
"Football is [about being] strong and fearless and taking decisions; and to show your face when things are not good", added the Argentine, who took charge of Spurs in the summer of 2014.
Connolly, 19, doubled Brighton's lead before the interval and completed a dream first Premier League start with an exquisite second in the 65th minute that sealed his side's first win over Tottenham since 1983. The same when you praise me or the team.
Tottenham Hotspur's misery on the road continued as they fell to a 3-0 defeat against an excellent Brighton & Hove Albion side, while the serious looking injury to Hugo Lloris after three minutes made a bad day even worse.
"I'm going to accept it in the same way and it's not going to change my vision, from you or the pundit because you're criticising me or describing a situation differently to what you expect".
Spurs head into the game sitting in sixth spot in the Premier League, having picked up eleven points from their opening seven matches, while opponents Brighton are 16th, with just six points from seven games.
Spurs endured a nightmare start as another Hugo Lloris error, where he dropped the ball on the goal line, allowed Maupay an easy tap-in.
We tried to find solutions, a different way to play but it was impossible.
When asked if he feared for his job, Pochettino said: "No I am not anxious, what worries me is life, not football".
"We have to wait, the club is going to explain the real situation".