Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Southampton

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

Southampton 0 - 1 Cardiff

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 15:07

Barclays Prem

Pochettino: Goals will flow

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen for his side to turn chances into goals when they entertain Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Last Updated: 28/09/13 at 14:33 Post Comment   

Mauricio Pochettino: Keen for chances to be converted into goals

Mauricio Pochettino: Keen for chances to be converted into goals

The Saints have made a positive start to the season and lie seventh in the Premier League but they have struggled for goals, scoring just three times in five top-flight matches.

Southampton have conceded just two goals, though, and defeated previously unbeaten Liverpool 1-0 in their last outing to leave their Argentinian manager in confident mood.

"Hopefully this weekend we will be able to get the three points we want," he said.

"There is a big collective effort from all the players to ensure we don't concede goals.

"If you think we're playing well, imagine us when our strikers start scoring goals. We're going to be a lot better.

"Our analysis is that we've created many good chances. Hopefully, in the next game, they will be converted into goals."

Pochettino was also keen to deny suggestions England international Rickie Lambert may be leaving St Mary's in the future.

"There is a lot of expectation placed on him, but we're very relaxed and happy with his contributions," added Pochettino.

"He's been in the starting XI for five games, so I don't understand these sorts of rumours."

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e was right to leave, but not just because of the money City were coming into. If I remember rightly he had a reasonable amount of chances to shine at City, but he never passed the bloody ball. Loads of aimless dribbles and 40 yard shots and not much else. I would say that if he had learnt to be a bit more of a team player he may have done better at City.

bright and edgy
Sturridge: Right to leave City

O

h! And.... has it gone in!?' Well John, it is quite literally your job to tell me, so stop phrasing it as a question.

ajsr1982
Eye On The Experts: John Motson

M

an who resembles bond villain complains about spies ....brillliant

mrjackson
Palace deny spying accusation

Footer 365

Probert to referee FA Cup final

Lee Probert will referee the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull next month, the Football Association has announced.

Premier League: Liverpool upbeat on Daniel Sturridge's injury ahead of Norwich game

Liverpool are optimistic that striker Daniel Sturridge will be fit for this weekend's game against Norwich.

Premier League: Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner hails Paul Lambert in bullish statement

Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has issued a bullish statement in reaction to the suspension of two of his coaches.

Mail Box

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

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