"I will accept that charge", Pochettino told a news conference.
"You need to show you are fighting for big things and I am frustrated because we didn't show the same energy as Burnley, the same attitude as Burnley, the same ambition as Burnley". Right or wrong in the way that I wanted to complain, I can not behave in that way. My behaviour was public and I want to apologise publicly. "All that happened on the pitch, I'll never translate off it".
"I think it's going to help me and I hope I don't repeat this type of situation". I think I'm a very smart person who can not repeat the same mistake.
'If we want to be real contenders, Burnley is a must-win game. "It's only that when you start to talk, your heart-rate starts to push".
Pochettino, who faces the prospect of a fine or a touchline ban, would not reveal what Dean said to him which appeared to provoke the reaction.
"I think that is the most important, we need to accept that we are with our emotion", Pochettino added. "For me it's not important because I don't take it personally".
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'He's [Pochettino] made an improvement, but I don't see him making a change in the mentality at Spurs, because you're still seeing the same problems where you expect things like they'll lose to Burnley at the weekend.
"For me, he is one of the best referees".
"The competition will put us in our place".
That result, secured by a Dele Alli double and Christian Eriksen's opener, was Tottenham's first win at Chelsea for 28 years and Son believes his side can repeat the feat if they maintain their mentality.
"He's doing well but we can not say if he's going to be available for the weekend, or for the next week or the games against Borussia Dortmund or Southampton", said Pochettino.