Southampton skipper Lallana convinced of success under Pochettino

Southampton captain Adam Lallana is convinced of success under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Southampton captain Adam Lallana is convinced of success under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Saints have moved out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone and they also have a new manager in Pochettino, who was installed following the shock dismissal of Nigel Adkins last week.

"You saw what style of football he wants us to play on Monday night - the lads came flying out of the traps and were pressing hard," the 24-year-old told Southampton’s website.

"It’s going to be different, but it’s going to be good.

"The lads have done absolutely brilliantly over the Christmas period, and the game on Monday was outstanding - the first half was probably the best I’ve seen all season from the stands.

"I’m so eager to get back playing, especially under the new boss. There’s a team of four who have come in, and the gaffer is starting to get his messages across.

"We’ve come here for four days so he’ll start to tactically put his imprint on how he wants us to play."

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