Anfield

Next Game

Liverpool v Southampton

Sunday, 17 August 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Lambert wants more signings

Rickie Lambert wants Southampton to bring in some more new faces as the club bid to avoid second-season syndrome.

Last Updated: 04/07/13 at 11:23 Post Comment

Rickie Lambert: The Southampton striker has warned against complacency in the ne

Rickie Lambert: The Southampton striker has warned against complacency in the ne

The Open Championship

We're paying 8 places! Plus get a free £50 matched bet

The St Mary's Stadium outfit finished 14th in the Premier League in the last campaign in their first term back in England's top flight.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino, who succeeded Nigel Adkins in January, has already brought in Croatian defender Dejan Lovren in order to strengthen the squad for the next season.

And ahead of what can often prove a difficult follow-up in the Premier League, striker Lambert thinks it would be good to see some further signings.

"We're more than confident in the team we've got now but hopefully the gaffer is going to bring in a few to improve us as well," Lambert told Southampton's official website.

"It's ideal to get people in at this stage. As a player, you can't underestimate how important that is. Thankfully we've got a good lad and a good defender in, and hopefully we can get a couple more in.

"Even if we don't, I still think we've got a very good squad with very good people. We've all had a season in the Premier League, so I think we'll be even better next season."

Hard league

Southampton had a difficult start to last season, facing Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal among their first four games.

They lost narrowly 3-2 to both Manchester clubs before being thrashed 6-1 by Arsenal but this season they will face West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland, Norwich City and West Ham United in their openers.

It is a preferable fixture list, however, Lambert is warning against complacency, as he said: "If you turn up five per cent away from your best, you'll get beaten by any team - and battered sometimes as well.

"It's a hard, hard league but we've got to be confident in ourselves."

The Open Championship

We're paying 8 places! Plus get a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

ony Barrett knows his onions, quality journalist. If he says its b*ll*cks, it is. Unfortunately.

King_Kenny
The Old Team Gossip

Y

eah, that'll do nicely. Guess they're feeling pretty flush after the World Cup and see a few successful years ahead with our new manager. Get Vidal in asap now, and let's get things back on track.

badwolf
Man Utd secure adidas kit deal

I

worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

dryice
Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

Footer 365

Transfer news: Lazar Markovic has Liverpool medical with deal close

Liverpool are very close to completing the signing of Benfica winger Lazar Markovic, who has been having a medical.

Transfer news: Egypt international Ahmed Fathi to train with Arsenal

Egypt international Ahmed Fathi is set to link up with Arsenal for pre-season training, Sky Sports can confirm.

Premier League: Manchester United secure adidas kit deal

Manchester United have agreed a deal with adidas worth a minimum of £750million over 10 years from the 2015-16 season.

Mail Box

How Rotten Were South American Giants?

They might have made up half the semi-finalists but they never really wowed, did they? That was poor from Brazil and Argentina. Plus, how do you solve a problem like...

Are Germany Now Going To Dominate?

We have your World Cup final reactions - some were wowed and others think it was all an anti-climax. We have lots of thoughts on Lionel Messi too. Has he flopped?

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