St. Mary's Stadium

Next Game

So'ton v Stoke

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

So'ton 8 - 0 S'land

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Pochettino: Lovren a top buy

Mauricio Pochettino has hailed the impact made by his summer signings, with Dejan Lovren among those shining for Southampton.

Last Updated: 23/09/13 at 15:32 Post Comment

Dejan Lovren: Has settled quickly following summer move from Lyon

Dejan Lovren: Has settled quickly following summer move from Lyon

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Saints, having cemented their Premier League standing, were in a position to spend big during the recent transfer window.

They did just that in bringing the likes of Lovren, Victor Wanyama and Pablo Osvaldo to St Mary's.

Lovren cost £8.5million from Lyon, making him the most costly defender in the club's history, but he has settled quickly in England and netted his first goal in a 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Saturday.

On the Croatian centre-half and his fellow new boys, Pochettino said: "We are very pleased with his goal.

"When we were following him and we were about to sign him, we knew of his quality and we knew it would be easy for him to adapt and establish himself within the league.

"We already knew about his skill and his quality but the three signings that we made, Wanyama and Osvaldo as well, have all settled really well and really quickly so we are very pleased with the three signings."

Artur Boruc is another to have shone for the Saints over the early weeks of the season, with the Pole putting in an eye-catching display at Anfield.

Pochettino added: "He was great, outstanding. But it was not just him, the rest of the squad was outstanding.

"It's not easy to come here and win so to actually do that makes us really pleased.

"I think all the players need to be congratulated because they put in a great performance."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

La Liga: Barcelona's Luis Suarez adamant biting days are behind him ahead of El Clasico return against Real Madrid

Barcelona's Luis Suarez is adamant his biting days are behind him as he returns from a four-month ban against Real Madrid.

Transfer news: Van Gaal hints former Barcelona keeper Valdes could stay at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to rule out the possibility of signing goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman looking at European challenge sparked by Dusan Tadic

Ronald Koeman believes Dusan Tadic can spark Southampton into a challenge for Champions League football next season.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

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