United boss Jose Mourinho has been interested in signing Alderweireld from Tottenham since last summer and the 29-year-old was reportedly ready to reject all other clubs in order to join the Red Devils.
Having already sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus during this transfer window, club president Florentino Perez needs to add a "Galactico" to his Real Madrid squad in order to appease restless fans and he has apparently identified Eriksen as the man he wants at the Bernabeu.
"I am not anxious, I am not sad - I am so happy", said Pochettino.
'It is hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or didn't sell players but sometimes in football, you need to behave different'.
"Building a stadium that is almost £1bn".
"And I think that was a great job from the club to keep the best player and keep the manager".
'We didn't receive (any offer) for any player, ' Pochettino told reporters in his pre-Newcastle press conference.
Asked if Tottenham's players understand the lack of new arrivals, Pochettino responded: "They don't need to understand". They need to try to be focused and ready to compete and give their best when I decide to put them on the pitch, and then be professional on the training ground.
"There's no reason to not trust in our squad and no reason not to believe in our club or believe in what we can do".