St. Mary's Stadium

Next Game

So'ton v Man City

Sunday, 30 November 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Villa Park

Last Game

A Villa 1 - 1 So'ton

Monday, 24 November 2014, 20:00

Barclays Prem

No issues for Pochettino

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino insists he does not consider the nationality of a player before signing him.

Last Updated: 27/09/13 at 19:38 Post Comment

Mauricio Pochettino: No problems with a player's nationality

Mauricio Pochettino: No problems with a player's nationality

Uruguay star Gaston Ramirez is yet to get up to full fitness following his participation in the Confederations Cup over the summer and the club have confirmed he is undergoing extra training.

However, despite the fact Ramirez's preparations have been hampered by his international commitments - Pochettino insists that a player's nationality would not be an issue.

"It's not something that I consider - not signing a player because he has to travel a long way to his national side. We just sign good players," he told the Daily Echo.

"Of course there needs to be an equilibrium in all squads. You cannot sign five Argentinian players, five Brazilian players or five Uruguayan players, there has to be a balance.

"With the signings that we made the one who has to travel the furthest is Victor Wanyama who has to go to Kenya. Lovren plays in Europe and Osvaldo plays for the Italian national side so they are fairly close."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Southampton's objectives have changed. They were looking to be a Champions League club, I believe. I love this quote so much. So arrogant. So poignant. You can see where it's all gone wrong.

MarkyDee
Rodgers: The pressure's on

T

o make it more fair, we should remove the requirements to score goals and not to concede goals. Then we could just spin and dance and leap and twirl and we'd never have to grow up! We'd be the bestest evar!

dr soccer
Arteta: Defeat 'not fair'

W

inners two weeks in a row? I haven't felt this good since the halcyon days of sir alex and micky phelan.

GVMUFC
Premier League Winners And Losers

Footer 365

Premier League: Ronald Koeman backs Southampton to finish in top four after Aston Villa draw

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman insisted his side can finish in the top four despite drawing 1-1 at Aston Villa.

Premier League: Nathaniel Clyne strikes late to deny Aston Villa victory over Southampton

Southampton conceded their first Premier League goal since the start of October as they drew 1-1 with Aston Villa.

Premier League: Paul Lambert praises 'outstanding' centre-backs following Southampton draw

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was full of praise for his centre-backs after his side's 1-1 draw against Southampton.

Mail Box

Is Anybody Still Saying 'Wenger In'?

Even the most sensible and loyal Wenger apologists are now saying that he should leave the club. We also have lots more on Brendan Rodgers and a Chelsea plea...

Equating Rodgers To Hodgson. Oh Dear Me.

It's a Mailbox many will have been waiting. Brendan Rodgers gets a little bit of a stick, but there is at least praise for Manchester United,Van Gaal, Palace and Tottenham...

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