Yet they will do so outside the Champions League qualification slots in fifth place and without a victory in their last four fixtures.
"I am disappointed", said Pochettino.
Despite giving Tottenham the early lead, Vincent Janssen's goal wouldn't last long as Leicester City quickly equalized a couple of minutes after the second half was underway.
"I think this season will be tough and competitive and maybe we need to wait until the last game to know which team lifts the trophy in the end".
Pochettino's team have now gone five matches without a win in all competitions since beating Manchester City on October 2 and Dier concedes an improvement is required. I'm very pleased. We started well; we tried to win, they tried to win, a very good match, this is the magic of Premier League football'.
Ranieri was purring because he detected Leicester had their famous spirit back in full force as they collected a first away point of the season.
By contrast, Leicester have struggled to repeat the form that won them the title for the first time in their history, losing four of their nine league games so far, one more than in the entire 2015-16 campaign.
It feels surreal to say it even now, but this Saturday's game between Tottenham and Leicester City brings together last season's main two title contenders.
Spurs, with 54 points during 2016, are the only team to earn more Premier League points than Leicester, who have accumulated 53 points in the calendar year.
"I suppose you could say that Spurs have also got something to prove after they got so close to winning the title last season and then we ran away with it". "It's important we don't go back and we stay this way".
Jamie Vardy's goals this season for Leicester.
"We are very happy with Vincent but we want him to share the striking duties with Harry", Pochettino said.
"It's not about me getting revenge, it's about FC Copenhagen getting a good game", said Solbakken.
King does not believe either side will be affected by their respective Champions League matches which follow next week.
Pochettino said his players face training in injury rehabilitation that is nearly tougher than regular sessions, in order to maintain peak fitness.