Dean Court

Next Game

Bournemth v Southampton

Friday, 25 July 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

County Ground

Last Game

Swindon 0 - 1 Southampton

Monday, 21 July 2014, 19:30

Friendly Match

Draw disappoints Pochettino

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino was a bit disappointed not to beat Stoke but took the point.

Last Updated: 19/05/13 at 19:23 Post Comment

Mauricio Pochettino: Thought his side had played better than Stoke

Mauricio Pochettino: Thought his side had played better than Stoke

Stoke striker Peter Crouch netted the 47th-minute opener against his former club but Rickie Lambert equalised with his 15th league goal of the season to earn a share of the spoils.

The result meant the Saints finished in 14th in the table for Pochettino, who took over from Nigel Adkins in January.

He told Sky Sports: "I'm satisfied with how the season has gone but I'm a bit disappointed that we haven't been able to win today and climb positions up the table.

"We've played very well today but as has happened in the last few games, we have played better than the rival teams but we haven't been able to get the win."

Pochettino had earlier warned that he would follow Nicola Cortese out of the Premier League club should the executive chairman decide to leave but that situation has now been resolved.

"It is clear that there were problems at the beginning of the week but they've all been solved now and we are all very happy that that's all been put behind us," he added.

"We are going to start working from tomorrow for the next season."

Asked how important Lambert has been this season to the Saints, Pochettino replied: "His goals have given us the chance to be in the Premiership next season and he's been vital for us."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool will move on without Luis Suarez

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists there is no bad blood between the club and the outgoing Luis Suarez.

Transfer news: Liverpool appear to be close to completing a deal for Loic Remy

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Loic Remy with the French forward reportedly having his medical in Boston.

Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward says Manchester United are still global giant

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward insists the club are still the biggest in the world.

Mail Box

Anyone But Rooney. Or Baines. Or Hart.

There isn't a great deal of excitement in the Mailbox regarding England's potential new captain, but we have good stuff on Gerrard's development and a one club man team...

Goodbye Patrice And Farewell Steven...

Man United fans say a fond farewell to Patrice Evra in the mailbox while there are also thoughts on Steven Gerrard's retirement from England duty. Plus, some rare cricket bantz...

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