Pochettino refuses to set points target
Southampton manager Maurico Pochettino says that he has not set a points target for the end of the season.
The Saints are 13 points off of the 40 point total, which is often regarded as a guarantee of Premier League football for the following season, with 11 games left to play.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp, whose side host Southampton this weekend, believes that around 37 points will be enough for safety this term, with a number of the relegation battlers set to face each other during the run-in.
But, Pochettino has refused to set any targets, and is just approaching the end of the season one game at a time:
“We haven’t set ourselves a certain amount of points,” he is quoted by Sky Sports.
“We have just set out to win every single match and then at the end of the season we will look at how far close we came to achieving the ambitions we have.”
The clash with QPR wills see Southampton come up against former boss Redknapp.
Pochettino played down the significance of facing ‘Arry, and urged the supports to get behind the team instead of targeting the Super Hoops’ manager:
“My main goal is always to generate a positive atmosphere for my team and always respect what the people say.
“I will thoroughly respect whatever they want to say on Saturday, but I think what is truly important is that they get behind the team and push us to try and get the three points as best as we can.”