Southampton striker Ricki Lambert is "gutted" for knee injury victim Jay Rodriguez.

Rodriguez risks missing the World Cup after breaking down during defeat to Manchester City.

Lambert, who has his own World Cup hopes, said: "I'm gutted. Absolutely devastated.

"He has been superb for us. He is on fire, he has been on fire all season.

"Obviously with what is coming up, it is hard put into words. I can't imagine - his head's gone in there, which you can imagine."