Next Game

Groningen v So'ton

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 16:00

Friendly Match

Puncheon: We deserve survival

Southampton forward Jason Puncheon says the club deserve to stay up after an eventful first season back in the top flight.

Last Updated: 13/05/13 at 16:08 Post Comment

Jason Puncheon: Thinks Premier League survival is just reward for Southampton

Jason Puncheon: Thinks Premier League survival is just reward for Southampton

The Saints are playing in the Premier League for the first time since 2005 and a 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday all but secured top-flight survival.

Only a mathematical miracle next weekend will see the South Coast club drop four places and end the final day in the bottom three.

It represents a fine achievement for a team that was playing League One football just two years ago and lost their first four league games of this campaign.

Former Plymouth and MK Dons star Puncheon, who scored in Sunday's clash at the Stadium of Light, believes they deserve their Premier League status for the way they have improved as the season has progressed.

"It's a massive feeling knowing that it's more or less there," he told the Daily Echo. "For the season we've had and the way we've gone about it it's even better, because we deserve it, as a group of players and as a football club.

"It was a tough start for us [this season]. We've learnt our lessons and we've grown as a football team and a football club, and that's shown.

"That's why this was important for us to obviously get the points on the board."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Gerrard turned down Euro move

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports: Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City live on bumper 2015/16 opening weekend

Chelsea will begin their title defence exclusively live on Sky Sports, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City also on bumper opening bill.

Skrtel and Allen to sign new Liverpool deals

Martin Skrtel is reported to have agreed a new three-year Liverpool contract and could soon be followed in putting pen to paper by Joe Allen.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

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