White Hart Lane

Next Game

Tottenham v Southampton

Sunday, 05 October 2014, 14:05

Barclays Prem

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

Southampton 2 - 1 QPR

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Pochettino takes United hope

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino will encourage his players to draw inspiration from their second-half display in the midweek defeat at Old Trafford when they play Wigan on Saturday.

Last Updated: 02/02/13 at 14:40 Post Comment

Mauricio Pochettino: Confidence building

Mauricio Pochettino: Confidence building

Although they lost 2-1 at Manchester United after seeing their early lead cancelled out by Wayne Rooney's brace, Sir Alex Ferguson said the performance was the best he had seen from a visiting team all season.

Pochettino has attempted to implement an expansive, attacking style of play at Southampton and will look to continue that at the DW Stadium this weekend.

"That is the way we want to play but perhaps in the first half (at Old Trafford) we weren't able to do so," he said.

"I am not happy with the way we played in the first half. That is not how we wanted to play. But I am very proud and happy with the way we played in the second.

"Our performance in the second half is going to give my players the confidence to play on like that in the future."

A win at Wigan would put Southampton six points clear of the Latics and Pochettino, who took his players on a training camp in Barcelona last week, expects a tough challenge.

"All games have their complexity and difficulty," he said. "But in any game, where you have a chance of getting the three points you must keep that mentality and go for the win."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

put Ince in my fantasy football team, so it's no surprise at all really. I do that to players. Also responsible for De Jong and Upson being injured. Think I'll transfer in Di Maria just to ruin United....

megabrow (cufc)
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

L

ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

stevenjameshyde
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

H

alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

TheWhiz
Wenger baffled by injuries

Footer 365

Sky Bet Championship: Fulham thump Bolton, Huddersfield win at Wolves, Leeds held

Fulham thrashed Bolton 4-0 in the Championship, while Huddersfield won at Molineux to deny Wolves top spot.

Premier League: Sunderland boss Gus Poyet delighted Lee Cattermole stayed at club

Gus Poyet believes keeping Lee Cattermole was the best transfer decision he has made while at Sunderland.

Champions League: Liverpool out of sorts in 1-0 defeat at FC Basel

Liverpool paid the price for a disjointed performance as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to FC Basel in the Champions League.

Mail Box

It Was Better When City Were Rubbish

'I think I preferred it when we were s**t' says one City fan in the afternoon mailbox. There's a decent chat about the empty seats plus views on Liverpool and Roma...

Do City Really Need To Expand Their Stadium?

That's the question posed by one Man United fan in the mailbox after seeing the empty seats at the Etihad last night. Sadly, there isn't a single mail from a City supporter...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property