Maya Yoshida faces six weeks out with a knee ligament injury, but the Japan defender should still make the World Cup

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Mauricio Pochettino is confident that Maya Yoshida will still figure in the World Cup despite being ruled out for the rest of the season as part of a mini Saints injury crisis.

The Japan defender has hurt his knee ligaments in training and is highly unlikely to figure again for the remainder of the season.

Yoshida is one of three players definitely ruled out ahead of Saturday’s game against Newcastle at St Mary’s – Kelvin Davis and Nathaniel Clyne being the others – while there are serious doubts over Morgan Schneiderlin, Victor Wanyama, Jay Rodriguez and Steven Davis.

The major concern though was for Yoshida ahead of what should be an amazing summer for him.

“It is true he will be out for six or seven weeks but his participation in the World Cup will not be threatened,” assured Pochettino.

“It will be difficult for him to play in the last six weeks of this season.”

He added: “I actually went through a similar situation in a World Cup and I had a similar injury to his but I recovered a month before and was able to take part in the World Cup.

“He has started working already this week so he shouldn’t miss any training sessions and the staff and all of us are going to help him so that’s back to his best as soon as possible.”

Ahead of this weekend’s game he said: “Kelvin Davis is definitely out. Nathaniel Clyne is definitely out. Maya Yoshida is definitely out.

“Maya had a problem in the week with his knee ligament and he will be out for six weeks, so pretty much the rest of the season.

“We have the doubts over Morgan Schneiderlin, Victor Wanyama and Jay Rodriguez who had to come off in the second half.

“We need to assess the evolution of Steven Davis.

“It’s a long list.”

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4:36pm Thu 27 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Cripes, even worse than I thought. Come in the youngsters let's see what you are made of.
Cripes, even worse than I thought. Come in the youngsters let's see what you are made of. OSPREYSAINT
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4:37pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Costa Baz says...

Looks like more young'uns then.
Looks like more young'uns then. Costa Baz
  • Score: 6

4:44pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Bloody hell - what have they been doing?
Bloody hell - what have they been doing? Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 5

5:37pm Thu 27 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 says...

have we got enough players left to loan some to Northampton?
have we got enough players left to loan some to Northampton? el caballo santos101
  • Score: 8

6:15pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Chris1991 says...

We may possibly finish higher this season but I would be quite happy to stay where we are and try out a few things with the fringe players. Blood them in whilst we are in a position to do so, that way, when we really need them, they will be ready to slot in.
We may possibly finish higher this season but I would be quite happy to stay where we are and try out a few things with the fringe players. Blood them in whilst we are in a position to do so, that way, when we really need them, they will be ready to slot in. Chris1991
  • Score: 1

6:23pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Clever Dick says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
have we got enough players left to loan some to Northampton?
I see the Poopey supporters trust has made a statement that the prospect of relegation is unacceptable, so Barker (woof woof) had to go. I wonder how they think this will change anything. Current form till season's end puts them down.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: have we got enough players left to loan some to Northampton?[/p][/quote]I see the Poopey supporters trust has made a statement that the prospect of relegation is unacceptable, so Barker (woof woof) had to go. I wonder how they think this will change anything. Current form till season's end puts them down. Clever Dick
  • Score: 4

6:25pm Thu 27 Mar 14

miltonnroad76 says...

Lets not risk anybody if they are not 100% we will need as many of our best players right for the upcoming away game to city...we all know what they can do and lets avoid a thrashing...newc at home we should be able to win there are some key injurys but someone positive may emerge perhaps even gaston if he takes jayrods role or sam ....anyway great not to have to worry over the points and enjoy the rest of the season..unlike the blue few who must really be cacking it 2 points away from relegation and a nasty away game to northampton upcoming...
Lets not risk anybody if they are not 100% we will need as many of our best players right for the upcoming away game to city...we all know what they can do and lets avoid a thrashing...newc at home we should be able to win there are some key injurys but someone positive may emerge perhaps even gaston if he takes jayrods role or sam ....anyway great not to have to worry over the points and enjoy the rest of the season..unlike the blue few who must really be cacking it 2 points away from relegation and a nasty away game to northampton upcoming... miltonnroad76
  • Score: 1

6:28pm Thu 27 Mar 14

CB FRY LIVES says...

Might be time to give Harrison Reed a debut and get young Turnbull on the bench.
COYR 3 POINTS PLEASE AGAINST THE TOON.
Might be time to give Harrison Reed a debut and get young Turnbull on the bench. COYR 3 POINTS PLEASE AGAINST THE TOON. CB FRY LIVES
  • Score: 3

6:33pm Thu 27 Mar 14

jrod11 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
have we got enough players left to loan some to Northampton?
I see the Poopey supporters trust has made a statement that the prospect of relegation is unacceptable, so Barker (woof woof) had to go. I wonder how they think this will change anything. Current form till season's end puts them down.
Well said Dick..
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: have we got enough players left to loan some to Northampton?[/p][/quote]I see the Poopey supporters trust has made a statement that the prospect of relegation is unacceptable, so Barker (woof woof) had to go. I wonder how they think this will change anything. Current form till season's end puts them down.[/p][/quote]Well said Dick.. jrod11
  • Score: 0

8:14pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Costa Baz says...

Morgan and JRod are in the photo gallery on the OS, seemingly training with the main group.
I don't think many expected Cork to play at Spurs, last weekend, so will hope MP is playing mind games.
Morgan and JRod are in the photo gallery on the OS, seemingly training with the main group. I don't think many expected Cork to play at Spurs, last weekend, so will hope MP is playing mind games. Costa Baz
  • Score: 1

9:22pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

miltonnroad76 wrote:
Lets not risk anybody if they are not 100% we will need as many of our best players right for the upcoming away game to city...we all know what they can do and lets avoid a thrashing...newc at home we should be able to win there are some key injurys but someone positive may emerge perhaps even gaston if he takes jayrods role or sam ....anyway great not to have to worry over the points and enjoy the rest of the season..unlike the blue few who must really be cacking it 2 points away from relegation and a nasty away game to northampton upcoming...
Newcastle is more important than City for our final league position. I'm going to both and don't want to get battered at Citeh but we need to beat the toons.

I'm also going to Northampton on that momentous day. Come on you Cobblers!
[quote][p][bold]miltonnroad76[/bold] wrote: Lets not risk anybody if they are not 100% we will need as many of our best players right for the upcoming away game to city...we all know what they can do and lets avoid a thrashing...newc at home we should be able to win there are some key injurys but someone positive may emerge perhaps even gaston if he takes jayrods role or sam ....anyway great not to have to worry over the points and enjoy the rest of the season..unlike the blue few who must really be cacking it 2 points away from relegation and a nasty away game to northampton upcoming...[/p][/quote]Newcastle is more important than City for our final league position. I'm going to both and don't want to get battered at Citeh but we need to beat the toons. I'm also going to Northampton on that momentous day. Come on you Cobblers! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 4

11:19pm Thu 27 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

What exactly does the reference to Steve Davis mean, lost in translation?
What exactly does the reference to Steve Davis mean, lost in translation? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

3:15am Fri 28 Mar 14

drkensta says...

it looks like we get more players injured in training than we do in the EPL games, and the length of time some players are out seems a bit peculiar where others who were considered to be out for a long time recover more quickly than expected. I do not understand why Wayanama is out again, he gets back in and is out the next game, I do not think he gets on well with Pochettino as, according to an Echo report, he openly criticised the manager over the team selection for the Sunderland game. Same as Clyne who seems to have lost his place to Chambers, but I think Clyne is the better player though his defensive work and better crosses when attacking up the wing. I think that come the summer, if Pochettino does not go, Clyne, Yoshida, and Cork will go to other clubs, and possibly some of our stars. With the number of our mid-field and defensive players who are supposedly injured this week, I think we will be hard pressed to get 3 points against Newcastle. I just hope the manager is playing mind games.
it looks like we get more players injured in training than we do in the EPL games, and the length of time some players are out seems a bit peculiar where others who were considered to be out for a long time recover more quickly than expected. I do not understand why Wayanama is out again, he gets back in and is out the next game, I do not think he gets on well with Pochettino as, according to an Echo report, he openly criticised the manager over the team selection for the Sunderland game. Same as Clyne who seems to have lost his place to Chambers, but I think Clyne is the better player though his defensive work and better crosses when attacking up the wing. I think that come the summer, if Pochettino does not go, Clyne, Yoshida, and Cork will go to other clubs, and possibly some of our stars. With the number of our mid-field and defensive players who are supposedly injured this week, I think we will be hard pressed to get 3 points against Newcastle. I just hope the manager is playing mind games. drkensta
  • Score: 0

5:11am Fri 28 Mar 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

I am always impressed with Yoshida's positive attitude to the game.- although lots of Posters agreethat the CB position still needs strenthening.

Was at Southampton Parkway Station after the Spurs game with other SAINTS SUPPORTERS and you have gotta wonder how we threw a 2-0 lead away.

WHEN WE TAKE THE LEAD - WE DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO SHUT UP SHOP - we still obsess with playing the same brand of football.

WE WERE UNMUSCLED for Spurs first 2 goals. Apart from PA:LACE AWAY when the Manager drilled the Players to match them physically and counter their aggression - we seem second best to a lot of Teams - that's part of the reason we lose to teams like Sunderland and Wet Spam. There is miore to it with Wet Spam as we play the high pressing game and they hoof balls over the top.

TIM SHERWOOD gave his tram an out fashioned hairdryer - to get control of the game - and dominate possession - and increase their aggression and physicality - and that's how we lost that one.

MP MUST HAVE THA ABILITY TO GET HIS PLAYERS TO PRESERVE LEADS WITH A PLAN B AND MUST BE ABLE TO INSPIRE HIS PLAYERS TO MATCH AGRESSION AND THE PHYSICAL SIDE OF THE GAME..

Although a very POSITIVE POSTER - prediction of 1-1 at the weekend. We must focus for 90+ minutes otherwise we may concede in injury time again.

RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY -RED ARMY

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I am always impressed with Yoshida's positive attitude to the game.- although lots of Posters agreethat the CB position still needs strenthening. Was at Southampton Parkway Station after the Spurs game with other SAINTS SUPPORTERS and you have gotta wonder how we threw a 2-0 lead away. WHEN WE TAKE THE LEAD - WE DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO SHUT UP SHOP - we still obsess with playing the same brand of football. WE WERE UNMUSCLED for Spurs first 2 goals. Apart from PA:LACE AWAY when the Manager drilled the Players to match them physically and counter their aggression - we seem second best to a lot of Teams - that's part of the reason we lose to teams like Sunderland and Wet Spam. There is miore to it with Wet Spam as we play the high pressing game and they hoof balls over the top. TIM SHERWOOD gave his tram an out fashioned hairdryer - to get control of the game - and dominate possession - and increase their aggression and physicality - and that's how we lost that one. MP MUST HAVE THA ABILITY TO GET HIS PLAYERS TO PRESERVE LEADS WITH A PLAN B AND MUST BE ABLE TO INSPIRE HIS PLAYERS TO MATCH AGRESSION AND THE PHYSICAL SIDE OF THE GAME.. Although a very POSITIVE POSTER - prediction of 1-1 at the weekend. We must focus for 90+ minutes otherwise we may concede in injury time again. RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY -RED ARMY . REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
  • Score: 4

7:51pm Fri 28 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
I am always impressed with Yoshida's positive attitude to the game.- although lots of Posters agreethat the CB position still needs strenthening.

Was at Southampton Parkway Station after the Spurs game with other SAINTS SUPPORTERS and you have gotta wonder how we threw a 2-0 lead away.

WHEN WE TAKE THE LEAD - WE DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO SHUT UP SHOP - we still obsess with playing the same brand of football.

WE WERE UNMUSCLED for Spurs first 2 goals. Apart from PA:LACE AWAY when the Manager drilled the Players to match them physically and counter their aggression - we seem second best to a lot of Teams - that's part of the reason we lose to teams like Sunderland and Wet Spam. There is miore to it with Wet Spam as we play the high pressing game and they hoof balls over the top.

TIM SHERWOOD gave his tram an out fashioned hairdryer - to get control of the game - and dominate possession - and increase their aggression and physicality - and that's how we lost that one.

MP MUST HAVE THA ABILITY TO GET HIS PLAYERS TO PRESERVE LEADS WITH A PLAN B AND MUST BE ABLE TO INSPIRE HIS PLAYERS TO MATCH AGRESSION AND THE PHYSICAL SIDE OF THE GAME..

Although a very POSITIVE POSTER - prediction of 1-1 at the weekend. We must focus for 90+ minutes otherwise we may concede in injury time again.

RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY -RED ARMY

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Not quite agreeing with the "we were outmuscled for Spurs first 2 goals", I reckon Dejan was fouled for the first, and slipped for the second. Otherwise as you said. Keeping hold of leads and snatching defeat from the jaws of victory has to end if we are to compete at a higher level.
[quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: I am always impressed with Yoshida's positive attitude to the game.- although lots of Posters agreethat the CB position still needs strenthening. Was at Southampton Parkway Station after the Spurs game with other SAINTS SUPPORTERS and you have gotta wonder how we threw a 2-0 lead away. WHEN WE TAKE THE LEAD - WE DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO SHUT UP SHOP - we still obsess with playing the same brand of football. WE WERE UNMUSCLED for Spurs first 2 goals. Apart from PA:LACE AWAY when the Manager drilled the Players to match them physically and counter their aggression - we seem second best to a lot of Teams - that's part of the reason we lose to teams like Sunderland and Wet Spam. There is miore to it with Wet Spam as we play the high pressing game and they hoof balls over the top. TIM SHERWOOD gave his tram an out fashioned hairdryer - to get control of the game - and dominate possession - and increase their aggression and physicality - and that's how we lost that one. MP MUST HAVE THA ABILITY TO GET HIS PLAYERS TO PRESERVE LEADS WITH A PLAN B AND MUST BE ABLE TO INSPIRE HIS PLAYERS TO MATCH AGRESSION AND THE PHYSICAL SIDE OF THE GAME.. Although a very POSITIVE POSTER - prediction of 1-1 at the weekend. We must focus for 90+ minutes otherwise we may concede in injury time again. RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY -RED ARMY .[/p][/quote]Not quite agreeing with the "we were outmuscled for Spurs first 2 goals", I reckon Dejan was fouled for the first, and slipped for the second. Otherwise as you said. Keeping hold of leads and snatching defeat from the jaws of victory has to end if we are to compete at a higher level. OSPREYSAINT
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