Southampton are yet to pick up a Premier League point so far this season since their promotion from the Championship but it seems winger Jason Puncheon isn’t concerned by what the media categorise them as.
Puncheon was out of favour at St Mary’s after problems with manager Nigel Adkins but that seems to be in the past and he is relishing a new chance in the Premier League.
“We’re always going to be the underdogs as people would say,” he told The Sun.
“If you’re totally honest, if you look at the Man United and Man City games we didn’t let them get in their stride.
“We held our own and the good thing is we can only get better.
“We have got no points on the board, being ’rubbish’ if everyone wants to say that. In football, there are always thin margins.
“People always say ’they could have done this’, ’they could have done that’, but now we have got to put things into action ourselves.
“We have a big game on Saturday and three points are needed.
“The season starts now so you take the positives from those games we’ve played into Saturday.”