Pochettino confirmed he would genuinely have considered quitting Tottenham if they won the UCL.
The north London side lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid in June as goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi downed Spurs.
Tottenham surprised many by reaching the final, and manager Pochettino who has been linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus in the past, said the result at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium motivates him to have a go at Europe's elite competition again.
"When you touch glory, sometimes you behave and feel different and the players feel different," Pochettino said. "The challenge becomes different.
"Of course, maybe with a different result after the final you can think 'okay, maybe it's a moment to step out of the club and give the club the possibility of a really new chapter with a new coaching staff.'
"But I think after the final it was not really great to finish like this. I am not a person to avoid problems or difficult situations.
"I am more on the side of loving a big challenge, a difficult challenge, to rebuild that mentality so it's possible to have a similar season. That excites and motivates me a lot."
Tottenham return to action for the first time since the close season when they face Maurizio Sarri's Juve in a pre-season friendly in Singapore on Sunday.