Speaking at a news conference ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Liverpool, where he will be without influential injured duo Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli, Pochettino maintained Kane is in safe hands.
"I think the performance wasn't great", Pochettino said.
Asked if he now has to tackle differently, Winks said: "No, I think it's been blown out of proportion. He is the first to tell me that he made a mistake, this is a lesson for everyone".
"He's punishing himself, but of course we're not God, that we can judge people".
Lloris picked up his thigh problem in that win at Old Trafford and Pochettino revealed that he will be out for several weeks, starting with Liverpool's visit to Wembley tomorrow.
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"Under our assessment he is ready to play", he continued.
"If there was a time to start Son, he's just won a trophy, he would be on an incredible high and I thought that would have been the ideal game to put him in".
Equally predictable was Mauricio Pochettino's insistence that he has no concerns about a player in whom expectations are so elevated. Who took the risk?
The police claimed the player went through a red light before being stopped, as he drove his Porsche Panamera. His perception will be "wow" and the reality is you still need to prove [yourself].
When sentencing, the magistrate said the fine represented the seriousness of the offence as well as the goalkeeper's financial means.
"Disappointed, because we're going to miss him for this game, and possibly Inter Milan in the Champions League, but it is not a big issue".
"We know that it's not a situation that worries us".