Stadium of Light

Next Game

S'land v So'ton

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

So'ton 2 - 2 Tottenham

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Lambert still in Saints plans

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino insists Rickie Lambert remains in his plans despite the signing of Dani Osvaldo.

Last Updated: 22/08/13 at 17:05 Post Comment

Mauricio Pochettino: Confident new signing Dani Osvaldo can work well with Ricki

Mauricio Pochettino: Confident new signing Dani Osvaldo can work well with Ricki

Pochettino invested a reported £12.8m fee to capture striker Osvaldo from Roma despite Lambert impressing in Saints' season opener and scoring the winner for England earlier this month on his international debut.

But Pochettino believes the duo can work well together and thinks Lambert can improve further learning from Osvaldo.

"I don't think they are that similar," said Pochettino.

"I think they could find it very easy to play together. But we will be gauging

that as the season unfolds. The Premier League is a tough competition and there are also two cup competitions.

"You also have to think that all great players know how to get along on the pitch and know how to play well together, regardless of the characteristics that

they have.

"Rickie has shown time and time again that he is a very intellectual footballer and that he welcomes the competition. He welcomes the fact that Osvaldo is here because it will make him raise his game."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Man City 3-2 Aston Villa: Fernandinho strikes late as City go second

Fernandinho struck in the 89th minute to hand Manchester City a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Burnley 0-1 Leicester: Jamie Vardy goal sees Foxes climb out of bottom three

Leicester City climbed out of the bottom three as they defeated relegation rivals Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Hull: Dame N'Doye goals lift Tigers

Two goals from Dame N'Doye saw Hull City win 2-0 at Crystal Palace to boost their Premier League survival hopes.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

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