The Liberty Stadium

Next Game

Swansea v Southampton

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

Southampton 4 - 0 Newcastle

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

No target for Southampton

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to set a points target for safety in the Premier League this season.

Last Updated: 28/02/13 at 19:12 Post Comment

Mauricio Pochettino: No points target for Southampton

Mauricio Pochettino: No points target for Southampton

Saints face QPR at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday, with R's manager Harry Redknapp convinced 37 points will be enough for clubs to secure Premier League survival.

But Pochettino is taking a more cautious approach to the matter, insisting his side must simply try to take points from every game they play.

"We haven't set ourselves a certain amount of points," he said.

"We have just set out to win every single match and then at the end of the season we will look at how far close we came to achieving the ambitions we have."

Pochettino is happy with how he and his coaching staff have been welcomed to the club, despite his arrival signifying the end of the popular Nigel Adkins' tenure at the club.

"We spend from 7am to 8pm at the training ground so we don't get to see much of the city, but it is true that we experience football in a much more intense way here," he added.

"We are very aware of the passion of the English fans and of those in the Premier League.

"I think every game we have played at St Mary's we have felt that warmth and kindness from the fans.

"So far so good, we have just experienced good things so far."

Redknapp returns to the club he left to rejoin bitter rivals Portsmouth, having failed to keep Southampton in the Premier League in the 2004/05 season

But Pochettino was keen to focus on the game itself rather than the club's history with Redknapp.

"I do know the past of Southampton, but I do not know every single detail of what happened," he added.

"I am always interested in football matters so I have become interested in this matter as well.

"But I think my main goal is always to generate a positive atmosphere for my team and always respect what the people say.

"I will thoroughly respect whatever they want to say on Saturday, but I think what is truly important is that they get behind the team and push us to try and get the three points as best as we can."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Premier League: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew aware of pressure

Alan Pardew admits both he and his Newcastle squad have to 'stand up and deliver' as pressure mounts at St James' Park.

Europa League can boost Everton season, says captain Phil Jagielka

Phil Jagielka says playing in the Europa League will not harm Everton's hopes of making an impact in the domestic game.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa a fitness concern for boss Jose Mourinho after Schalke draw

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Diego Costa is not yet ready to start more than one match in a week.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

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