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Pochettino: We've deserved more
2:56pm Friday 8th March 2013 in Sport
Mauricio Pochettino believes Saints should have won all six of the games that he has been in charge for.
Despite some impressive performances, the side have only picked up five points in the half-a-dozen matches since the Argentinian boss controversially replaced Nigel Adkins at the helm.
Pochettino does not believe that tally is a fair reflection of how the team have been playing.
He also said that he “probably” arrived at the club because something was “maybe not going well” – an assessment that his predecessor would almost certainly disagree with.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Norwich, Pochettino said: “No-one said it was going to be easy – everything takes time.
“If you were expecting some kind of magic wand to find solutions to everything then (you were wrong). I relish pressure, I like being in a pressurised situation.
“I probably arrived here at the beginning of the year because maybe there was something not going well with the club.
“Anyhow, as with everything, you always need time to develop, but I don’t have any problem with anyone telling me that they are upset we haven’t won these six games.
“After analysing these games, I think we should have won these six games but I just try to analyse matters objectively.
“Speaking in a very objective way, I think the team deserves a lot more than to have just one win from these six games.
“Overall, I don't really feel the pressure, I accept the pressure. I am really happy with the way the club and fans have treated me, knowing full well that it is not easy to get on a train that is already moving.”
On the visit to Carrow Road, Pochettino added: “We need to go in search of a positive result after two negative results.
“If we are able to get the three points, it will put us with those teams that are also fighting but are a little bit higher up the table.
“I haven't set myself a number of points to achieve to stay up. What is my absolute desire is to win the next game.”