They know good Kevin De Bruyne is and when they see how he runs and he fights for the ball that is the best example and he helps us to be a better club for the future.
Despite the talismanic David Silva, who had scored four goals in his past three outings, missing a league game for the first time this season, Pep Guardiola's all-conquering juggernaut rolled on to move 14 points clear of nearest rival Manchester United at the top of the table.
Pep Guardiola has no problems when it comes to his starting XI on Saturday: his lineups for big matches are quite predictable, with the only real doubt being Sergio Agüero or Gabriel Jesus up front.
The danger is that other Spurs players will now be casting envious glances at Walker, and considering whether they too would be better off with wealthier clubs - both in terms of their wage packets and their chances of winning silverware.
Twenty minutes from the end and City got their deserved second when a quick break from a failed Spurs throw-in allowed de Bruyne to drive into the left side of the box and thump his shot past a despairing Lloris, doubling the hosts lead.
"I never complain if another team celebrates because sometimes it's good, after you lose, to hear everything that happens in the other changing room", Pochettino said.
"We're not anxious. We know how our project is and who we are, and in the end we try to develop our project not only thinking about today and tomorrow, but thinking long-term".
Milestones and landmarks have tumbled for City this season, with their most recent being an English record for the number of consecutive league wins, which they have now set at 15 and counting.
"It wasn't bad at the start [of the game], but the way we conceded from a corner was a big mistake and a massive present for them, when you play a team in very good form, you can not give away these gifts. But what they are doing is fantastic - they have broken records and how they are playing is very good".
"But I'm not anxious, because in the end it's always three parts in all the situations in football - the players, the club that owns the players, and another club [that might] want some players".
The Belgian added: "We know the quality of the team is very, very high and I think this [quality] is more mentally. We are winners and we need to feel we can beat them". But we need to focus on ourselves.
"For us it's a massive challenge".
"You can feel in the atmosphere after the Brighton game that they're so excited".