Pochettino: Goal will help Sam Gallagher after the loss of his father

Daily Echo: Sam Gallagher scores his first Premier League goal against Norwich City. Sam Gallagher scores his first Premier League goal against Norwich City.

Mauricio Pochettino hopes that Sam Gallagher’s first ever Premier League goal will help the teenage striker through a difficult period in his life, after tragedy struck his family last month.

The 18-year-old lost his father in early February, and had been given time off by the club to grieve.

He returned to the fold a few weeks ago, and he made a major contribution on Saturday, netting deep into injury time to ease the nerves that had crept in at St Mary’s.

Pochettino said: “We all know what Sam has been going through. He has been going through a really tough time.

“It [his goal] doesn’t change his situation, but it will go a long way to making him happy, and his surroundings, and his family – everyone around him that wishes the best for him. It will be a good thing for him.”

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7:22am Mon 17 Mar 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Sure his Dad was watching over him and saw his first (of many) for Saints.
Sure his Dad was watching over him and saw his first (of many) for Saints. Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 38

6:02pm Mon 17 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

First of many I hope.
First of many I hope. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 4

6:51pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Well done Young Man Roys got your Number xxx.
Well done Young Man Roys got your Number xxx. Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 5

7:30pm Mon 17 Mar 14

saintmac says...

Good luck and hope you have many happy years at Southampton.
Good luck and hope you have many happy years at Southampton. saintmac
  • Score: 3

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