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Jose Fonte delighted with Southampton run

Southampton defender Jose Fonte is delighted with his early season form.

He has now emerged as Pochettino's favoured choice to partner Dejan Lovren.

"I'm pleased, because I believe in myself," he said. "I got injured against Chelsea when I was the only player who played every single game and was out of the team for eight games.

"When you come back the players have been doing well, we won a few games against Man City and good teams, and it's normal the manager keeps playing with the same team.

"I waited for my chance, I played the last few games of the season, I did well, I had a great pre-season and I worked very hard, and the manager put his trust in me and I just want to pay it off, play well for the manager and the team."

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