Artur Boruc pens new deal

Artur Boruc is targeting Champions League football after becoming the latest Southampton player to pen a new deal.

Last Updated: 18/04/13 at 21:51 Post Comment

Artur Boruc is targeting Champions League football after becoming the latest Southampton player to pen a new deal.

Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Morgan Schneiderlin, Jason Puncheon and Kelvin Davis have all committed their long-term future to Saints in recent months.

Press Association Sport understands highly-rated left-back Luke Shaw is also set to pen a five-year deal on his 18th birthday in July and goalkeeper Boruc followed suit by signing a new contract.

The Poland international's deal was due to expire in the summer but he ended mounting speculation over his future by penning a two-year extension.

"I am very happy and to be honest I am quite proud that I am part of the great ambitions of this club," Boruc said.

"I am looking forward to the next couple of months and couple of years hopefully. I am really pleased I am here.

"I enjoy playing in the Premier League and as a club I believe we can achieve a lot, to be honest. I am looking forward to it."

Saints look all but certain to be plying their trade in the Premier League again next season and have spoken of their big ambitions for the future - something Boruc is confident they can achieve.

"I don't think [Champions League is too big an ask]," the former Celtic goalkeeper said.

"We're playing Swansea this weekend and they show playing totally different football that you can achieve a lot.

"I think we are heading to this with our new manager. We are showing a lot of good work and I think the results we are getting are very good as well so, yeah, why not?

"You need to ambitious in your life to achieve your ambitions.

"You never know what is going to happen - it is a funny story with football.

"Everybody has great ambitions and you need to work hard to be in that position. I do believe that we can achieve it."

Few could have predicted the clamour for Boruc to stay after what was a difficult start to life on the south coast.

In only his second game for the club, the former Celtic goalkeeper was subject of an internal investigation into allegations he swore at home fans and threw a water bottle at them.

Boruc was dropped from the side after that match with Tottenham and only returned to the starting line-up on New Year's Day, although has since established himself as number one.

"It was a bit of a roller coaster," Boruc said.

"I am glad it ended this way.

"That was the past and I will do everything to make the club better.

"Obviously we are going to try to win every single game and I can assure you I will give 100 per cent like always."

Boruc has started every match since Mauricio Pochettino replaced Nigel Adkins as Saints manager in January, becoming an integral part of the team.

"I am very happy and he deserves it," the Argentinian said.

"In the three months he has been here, he has been crucial for us.

"It is especially important for a goalkeeper to face the last games of the season with the confidence of the club, knowing he will be here for two more years. It suits his competitiveness."


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