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Rodriguez thrilled as Saints go third
8:25pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in Sport
England striker Rickie Lambert opened the scoring after 20 minutes before Rodriguez struck two minutes before half-time as the Saints moved up the table to sit behind only Arsenal and Liverpool.
While they may be overtaken on Sunday, Rodriguez was taken aback to discover their position following the game but was adamant they can go further.
He said: "That is unbelievable.
"We have got the belief, we just need to push on. I'm well chuffed.
"There is no limit to what we can we achieve.
"We just need to keep the belief."
Rodriguez emphasised the team's hard work and spirit as reasons behind their success which has taken many by surprise.
He said: "I don't think it is a secret really.
"We are a hard-pressing team, we work hard and we are honest.
"Great players, great talent, a great team to be in.
"We are focused on what we are working on, he (manager Mauricio Pochettino) has got us working with belief.
"I am just looking forward to to the next game, I don't think we are going to change anything to be honest.
"Training is extremely hard; the lads have really taken to it and it is showing on the pitch."
He also pointed to working alongside the likes of fellow Englishman Lambert, saying: "I have learned so much from him, he is great to play with."
Fulham boss Martin Jol admitted his side were fortunate not to have experienced a heavier defeat.
The Cottagers had appeared to be on the way up after a thumping 4-1 win at Crystal Palace last Monday but Jol pointed to the fact they were overrun in the first half.
He said: "In the end it is very strange and awkward to say but if you look back at the first half and you come away with 2-0 you can be pleased."
The Dutchman had no complaints about the outcome and added: "No, not really.
"The only good thing is we kept it to 2-0.
"We were very disappointing in the first half, the second was a bit better.
"We still couldn't create.
"Everything we did against Crystal Palace we didn't see today."
He praised the Saints as the better team and said: "They are very strong, athletic and aggressive.
"You have to match them and if you don't you can and will lose these games.
"The most disappointing thing for me is we didn't create anything ourselves.
"If you score one goal you are back in the game.
"But we couldn't get that break or score that goal."
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