Poch: Luke could already be best in world

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw

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Luke Shaw could already be the best left back in the world, according to Mauricio Pochettino.

Shaw has been linked with most of the top clubs over the last few months.

Pochettino said he liked the speculation over his teenage star and praised his ability and his potential.

“He can play at Real Madrid or the World starting XI. He really has the quality to do so,” said Pochettino.

When asked if he was already one of the best left backs in the world, he added: “I am not sure if he is one already. I think so.

“I am not sure if he is already the best one in the world.”

He continued: “I didn't actually say that he is the best already, I actually said he has the potential to be the best already.

“The fact he was called up by the England national side, to be among the senior team, is already quite an amazing achievement.

“He has amazing potential and we look at him with kindness because he is part of this football club.

“The question to you would be who is better equipped to be the best left-back in the world if not him?”

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9:15am Fri 28 Mar 14

jrod11 says...

Make your mind up Poch.
Make your mind up Poch. jrod11
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10:29am Fri 28 Mar 14

Rising_Son says...

jrod11 wrote:
Make your mind up Poch.
Why does he need to?
[quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: Make your mind up Poch.[/p][/quote]Why does he need to? Rising_Son
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10:42am Fri 28 Mar 14

Malcombe says...

Luke is certainly playing and looking a world class Player and it's a wonderful achievement at 18, this years he signed a 5 years contract possibly on the strength that he knows more than us Fans and Supporters that is MoPo is staying long Term otherwise the Club will be taking one step forward and 2 or more steps back if they sold Luke.

Everyone assumes that Southampton are no longer the selling Club so I cannot envisage the Club will be negative with decisions by selling there best assets the best Players. The ambitions set out haven't been reached by a long shot, personally if a Player doesn't want to be part of the revolution he must be sold, I've commented on here and believe that MoPo and his Staff will have total control of the Footballing side with the buying and selling and all the top Players in the Club will be rewarded with an increase in there Salary to ward off Poachers who are desperate to get the Supporters off there backs and attempt to buy Saints best Players David Moyes comes to mind.

It's new it's fresh it smells like Roses everywhere at St Marys and Staplewood and it's Southampton Football Club, positive is the word throughout, anyone with the negatives cannot get on the Bus COYR
Luke is certainly playing and looking a world class Player and it's a wonderful achievement at 18, this years he signed a 5 years contract possibly on the strength that he knows more than us Fans and Supporters that is MoPo is staying long Term otherwise the Club will be taking one step forward and 2 or more steps back if they sold Luke. Everyone assumes that Southampton are no longer the selling Club so I cannot envisage the Club will be negative with decisions by selling there best assets the best Players. The ambitions set out haven't been reached by a long shot, personally if a Player doesn't want to be part of the revolution he must be sold, I've commented on here and believe that MoPo and his Staff will have total control of the Footballing side with the buying and selling and all the top Players in the Club will be rewarded with an increase in there Salary to ward off Poachers who are desperate to get the Supporters off there backs and attempt to buy Saints best Players David Moyes comes to mind. It's new it's fresh it smells like Roses everywhere at St Marys and Staplewood and it's Southampton Football Club, positive is the word throughout, anyone with the negatives cannot get on the Bus COYR Malcombe
  • Score: 1

11:14am Fri 28 Mar 14

Saintsayer II says...

Luke will become a main stay of Roys England.............
.............. after the Brazil world Cup
A hundred plus caps will be his as long as injury allows
Luke will become a main stay of Roys England............. .............. after the Brazil world Cup A hundred plus caps will be his as long as injury allows Saintsayer II
  • Score: 3

12:19pm Fri 28 Mar 14

justaSaintsfan says...

It is good enough for me right now that our Luke is one of the best players of his age and that he is improving all the time.

The accolade of 'best in the world' is only opinion. I reckon great performances in a winning team count for much more.
It is good enough for me right now that our Luke is one of the best players of his age and that he is improving all the time. The accolade of 'best in the world' is only opinion. I reckon great performances in a winning team count for much more. justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 4

7:34am Sat 29 Mar 14

derek james says...

with him and lovren getting such adulation (defenders) why is the goals against column going up so rapidly?
with him and lovren getting such adulation (defenders) why is the goals against column going up so rapidly? derek james
  • Score: -3

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