The Liberty Stadium

Next Game

Swansea v Southampton

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

Southampton 4 - 0 Newcastle

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Lallana was nursing knock

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he opted to use Adam Lallana off the bench on Saturday as he was nursing a knock.

Last Updated: 16/12/13 at 14:13 Post Comment

Adam Lallana: Impressed after stepping off the bench at St James' Park

Adam Lallana: Impressed after stepping off the bench at St James' Park

Southampton named their captain among the substitutes as they prepared to take in a testing tie away at Newcastle United.

Lallana was introduced at the interval at St James' Park and made a telling contribution as the Saints hit back to claim a 1-1 draw.

Pochettino was delighted to see the England international make his mark and insists it was purely a precautionary measure not to play him from the start.

He told the Daily Echo: "Adam had a slight injury and he wasn't fully fit to be playing the full 90 minutes.

"We are not going to take any risks with our players.

"We thought he could come on in the second half as a sub and have an impact and we're delighted at the way that he did."

Pochettino has now seen his side go five games without a win in the Premier League, but believes they were full value for another hard-fought point on Tyneside which helps to keep them in the race for Europe.

He added: "Overall, in the analysis of the 96 or 97 minutes played, the draw was a fair result.

"Perhaps we could have even got a bit more.

"Both halves were completely different. In the first half it was wide open and both teams were creating good chances for themselves. In the second half Southampton was completely dominating the game and could have gone on to win.

"The overall analysis is the draw is a fair result."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

an we get one on the similarities between this year's Arsenal and 5 years ago. Or any other number you care to pick frankly...it shouldn't be hard.

mc1728
Liverpool: Five Similiarities Five Years On

R

icky van Wolfswinkel's remarkable record of one goal from one game at least deserves an honourable mention. And I'm willing to bet that at least one of Costa, Ulloa or Enner Valencia will earn a place on the list by the end of the season. Probably not Costa

stevenjameshyde
Top Ten PL Strikers Who Started Like A Train...

I

will also give up birthday Christmas and bacon for this to happen

badwolf
Ronaldo return ‘in place’

Footer 365

Premier League: Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez battling testicular cancer

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he has been receiving treatment for testicular cancer.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Dortmund deserved victory

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side were 'average' following their 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Champions League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praises side after Ludogorets win

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side's character as they battled to a late 2-1 win over Ludogorets.

Mail Box

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

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