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Pochettino proud of players

Mauricio Pochettino praised his Southampton players for a fine performance following their 2-0 victory over Reading.

Last Updated: 07/04/13 at 07:41 Post Comment

Mauricio Pochettino: Wants Southampton to keep winning points

Mauricio Pochettino: Wants Southampton to keep winning points

Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana netted either side of half-time to lift Saints seven points clear of the relegation zone and heap the pressure on Reading.

Pochettino says he will not be letting his players relax as he wants them to enjoy a strong finish to the season.

"I felt today we played a very good game, but there are still a lot of points to be won," he said.

"Our goal is just the next game against West Ham.

"I am proud of what the players are doing. I think the club has brought me in to do a job and I am doing it well, so I am just pleased overall."

Former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins, now in charge of Reading, met Pochettino at the game and invited him for a drink after playing down any suggestions of ill feeling between the pair.

It is an invitation Pochettino confirmed he accepted, although he hopes Adkins will be providing the wine.

"I don't have to bring the wine - he invited me, no?" the Saints boss said.

"It is a tradition in England that I really admire and appreciate.

"I wished him all the luck in the world out there and told him it was a pleasure to meet him."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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