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Pochettino wants belief

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino says they need to believe they belong near the top of the table after their 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace lifted them into the top four.

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Mauricio Pochettino: Wants players to have faith

Mauricio Pochettino: Wants players to have faith

Two goals in two second-half minutes from Dani Osvaldo and Rickie Lambert secured the Saints their first win at St Mary's this season.

The south coast side have already gathered 11 points from their first six games and this latest result means they sit above the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool in the table.

"We are very happy to get the first win in front of our fan and psychologically it's a big boost for us for the games ahead," Pochettino told Sky Sports.

"Football is a game played over 90 minutes and it doesn't matter when you score. We corrected certain things in the second half and we played our better football in the second half.

"The table right now doesn't count for anything at this moment.

"What will be really great is to finish the season in this position, but we have to believe we can do that.

"We have to believe that we can keep going forward and we want to keep working with the same imagination and bravery to do well."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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