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Southampton legend Le Tissier: Lambert deserves his success

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier is delighted Ricki Lambert is getting England recognition.

The striker has scored twice in two England games.

Le Tissier told talkSPORT: "He certainly does deserve it. He has come up the hard way and the long way to get where is now.

"He had a cracking season last year and he has been brilliant for Southampton. It has got to be the best £1million Southampton ever spent when Alan Pardew bought Rickie Lambert.

"He has been great value for money for us and I am chuffed to bits for him because you couldn't meet a nicer bloke.

"He has probably got everything you need to be a top international player, apart from that extra yard or two of pace that those top, top boys have. But his touch is superb, he is very good in the air, he brings people into play and he sees a pass as well as any midfielder in the Premier League."

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