Southampton boss Pochettino ready for Owen reunion

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking forward to a reunion with Stoke City striker Michael Owen.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking forward to a reunion with Stoke City striker Michael Owen.

The 33-year-old former England striker admitted last year that he was "guilty" of going down when he could have stayed on his feet for both of his penalties against Argentina at the 1998 and 2002 World Cups.

"For me, he has been one of the greatest England footballers and I was unlucky to suffer his skill," the Saints boss said with a smile.

"It will be a great pleasure for me to say 'Hi' to him and meet him as well. Hopefully we can argue about that controversial play that happened in Japan way back.

"Perhaps in the tunnel going into the dressing room I will trip him up.

"Destiny will be very cruel if (he was to score the winner) and I don't think that I deserve that to happen to me."

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