Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is delighted with their defensive strength this season.
They have conceded only three goals in nine league games â€” with six clean sheets â€” giving them the second-best defensive record, behind Roma, in the whole of Europe.
But Pochettino does not see defence in the traditional sense of simply a back four and goalkeeper.
"The first line of defence when we donâ€™t have the ball is Rickie Lambert so we are all defending at the same time," he said. "We want to keep possession and when we donâ€™t have it we are crazy to get it back. It is all about the collective work."
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