St. Mary's Stadium

Next Game

So'ton v Swansea

Sunday, 01 February 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

So'ton 2 - 3 C Palace

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 15:00

The FA Cup Fourth Round

Lallana praises Pochettino

Midfielder Adam Lallana says Southampton have become a better side since Mauricio Pochettino took over as manager.

Last Updated: 08/04/13 at 09:34 Post Comment

Adam Lallana: Scored Southampton's second goal at Reading

Adam Lallana: Scored Southampton's second goal at Reading

Former Espanyol boss Pochettino replaced the sacked Nigel Adkins on 18 January and has led Saints to four wins in his 10 games so far, including a run of three victories in their last three games.

This has lifted the club to 11th in the Premier League table, six points clear of the relegation zone.

"We're sitting higher in the league, we're scoring more goals and I think the table speaks for itself," said Lallana, who scored Southampton's second goal in Saturday's 2-0 win over former boss Adkins' new side Reading.

"We've got a different manager who's got a different culture about him. He's got different methods and he's gradually getting them across to the players."

Lallana also praised striker Jay Rodriguez, who scored Southampton's first goal at the Madejski Stadium - the former Burnley man's third goal in three games and fourth in 10 since Pochettino's arrival.

"He's just flourishing under the new manager," added Lallana. ""I've always said he's going to be a big player and he's proving it now. He's unbelievable.

"There's no limit to where he can go. He's got all the attributes, physical and technical.

"The main thing is he's a top lad, got a great attitude, wants to do well for the team and it's a pleasure to have him at Southampton."

Pochettino is also delighted at the contribution of Rodriguez and predicted a bright future for the 23-year-old.

"He has a great dynamism, great technical quality and is obsessed by football, lives for football, has a great mentality and is always available," said Pochettino. "The sky is the limit for him. I don't see a roof, there is no limit."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: FA charges Chelsea striker Diego Costa over 'stamp' on Liverpool's Emre Can

The FA have charged Chelsea striker Diego Costa with violent conduct over his clash with Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.

Transfer news: Arsenal complete the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista

Arsenal have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel on a long-term deal, for an undisclosed fee.

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell going to the Spanish club on loan.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company