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Poch: No limits on Saints' ambitions
Mauricio Pochettino has refused to set any limits on how far his high flying Saints can go this season.
Victory over Crystal Palace made it a scintillating start to the campaign and lifted Saints above the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United in the Premier League table.
It makes incredible reading for the club’s fans and Pochettino is bullish over their chances of keeping their run going.
“We’re not setting ourselves any limits,” he said.
“We just have to keep on believing. The players believe fully in how we’re playing and we want to play.
“Probably now we are going to have to work even harder because the teams know us more now and respect us more now.
“The players are going to have to work even harder than they are already working, and they are working pretty hard.”
The victory over Palace was on the cards from early on.
The Eagles came and defended deep and, though Saints struggled to break them down in the first half, it felt only a matter of time before they got the goals to win the game.
“In football you can score in the 90th minute, you can score in the 45th minute or you can score in the first minute,” reflected Pochettino.
“In football you never know when the goals are going to come.
“You have to stay focussed, keep mentally focussed on the game.
“In the second half we were much better than the first half and over the 90 minutes we were the better team.
“I think complete happiness for any manager would be what happened today – a clean sheet and your two strikers getting on the scoresheet. That’s perfect happiness for any manager.”
Saints have conceded just two goals in their first six games of the campaign and Pochettino added: “There were different phases in the game that I liked and didn’t like so much from my team.
“We struggled a bit in the first half to actually understand the set up of the game and how we wanted to play the game.
“In the second half after the break we corrected certain positions within the pitch and that allowed us to play much better in the second half and win the game.”
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