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Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino says 'Sky is the limit' for the club

Pochettino saw his Southampton side ease to victory over Fulham (©GettyImages)
Pochettino saw his Southampton side ease to victory over Fulham (©GettyImages).

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino urged his Saints side to keep believing, as they surged up into third place in the Premier League table.

The Saints rolled Fulham aside in an easy victory at St. Mary's, extending their unbeaten record to six games.

In the nine games so far this season, Pochettino's men have conceded on just three occasions.

For both goals it was the combination of an English duo, as Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez complimented each other, providing and scoring a goal as the Saints' rise continued.

The sheer domination of Fulham was further underlined by the possession statistics, with Southampton having 66% of the ball throughout the fixture, whilst they also had 20 attempts on goal.

In the interests of balance, Fulham failed to muster a single attempt to work Artur Boruc in the Southampton goal.

Speaking in his pre-match programme notes, Pochettino had set the tone for a Southampton side that are certainly full of belief. 

"People keep asking me what we can achieve, and I say the sky is the limit for us."

It is a message that is resonating with Saints fans, who are enjoying their best-ever start to a Premier League season.

In fact, the last time a Southampton side experienced such a start to the season, they finished runners-up to the title-winning Liverpool side of 1989.

Following Saturday evening's convincing victory, the message from the Argentinian remained considered, optimistic and consistent.

"As I say most weeks, the sky is the limit. The most important thing is to keep on learning as a team. League position is not important." Pochettino told the assembled media in the post-match press conference.

Southampton face Stoke City next weekend at the Britannia Stadium, before returning to St. Mary's on November 9th to face Hull City.

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