Pochettino silent on Adam Lallana's Saints future

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Mauricio Pochettino didn’t want to discuss the future of star man Adam Lallana following his side’s 2-0 victory over Everton.

Lallana, who impressed again in front of England boss Roy Hodgson and looks increasingly likely to make the World Cup squad, has been heavily linked with a big money move to Manchester United.

When asked about his future following the Everton game, Lallana – linked with a host of top clubs – said: “I just want to concentrate on the last two games of the season and then we'll sit down in the summer and see what happens.

“I just want to enjoy my football, that's when I'm at my happiest - when I'm playing well.

“Playing in a great youthful team like this, I feel like one of the experienced players nowadays.”

Pochettino was asked about Lallana but didn’t feel the time was right to talk about it.

“I don’t really think it’s the right moment right now to be talking about the future,” said Pochettino.

“We have just won a game 2-0 and we should be talking about that.

“When we lose we spend an hour talking about how we’ve lost and now we’ve won and we want to enjoy this moment.

“I want to congratulate the players for what they’ve done and just overall feel joy and feel happy and feel satisfied at the victory.”

Saints’ victory over Everton took them to 52 points, which levels the tally they achieved when bagging a Premier League era best placed finish of eighth in 2003.

“I thought overall we need to congratulate the players and all the staff because we have equalled the maximum number of points this club has achieved in the Premier League and that takes an amazing achievement,” reflected Pochettino.

“I’m just really happy for the players and everyone involved with this club. It’s also true that we still have two games and why not try to get two more victories out of these two games? That’s what we want to do.

“In the overall analysis of the season we are having a fantastic season and we are very pleased with how the season has gone.”

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6:19am Mon 28 Apr 14

THE12THMAN says...

You can't blame M.P. for not wanting to comment on Adam Lallana or any of his players,I expect he is fed up with answering the same question every time he is interviewed by journalists who try to unsettle his players.
You can't blame M.P. for not wanting to comment on Adam Lallana or any of his players,I expect he is fed up with answering the same question every time he is interviewed by journalists who try to unsettle his players. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 20

7:00am Mon 28 Apr 14

Sally Hamilton Original says...

Wow, that's the first time AL hasn't come out and said he is happy at saints and doesn't want to move. The see what happens comment usually means they are going!!!
Wow, that's the first time AL hasn't come out and said he is happy at saints and doesn't want to move. The see what happens comment usually means they are going!!! Sally Hamilton Original
  • Score: -5

9:29am Mon 28 Apr 14

Jan28th1984 says...

So basically Les Reed's statement the other day was a complete waste of time?
So basically Les Reed's statement the other day was a complete waste of time? Jan28th1984
  • Score: 10

10:37am Mon 28 Apr 14

bsjc1234 says...

Well our Premier League friends next door hope you do not mind but us here in Bournemouth do not mind too much if you sell Adam Lallana as AFCB get 25% of the transfer fee, every little helps in us meeting you in the premier league 2014/15 season :-)
Well our Premier League friends next door hope you do not mind but us here in Bournemouth do not mind too much if you sell Adam Lallana as AFCB get 25% of the transfer fee, every little helps in us meeting you in the premier league 2014/15 season :-) bsjc1234
  • Score: -5

3:21pm Mon 28 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
Wow, that's the first time AL hasn't come out and said he is happy at saints and doesn't want to move. The see what happens comment usually means they are going!!!
Doh! mega face slap.
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: Wow, that's the first time AL hasn't come out and said he is happy at saints and doesn't want to move. The see what happens comment usually means they are going!!![/p][/quote]Doh! mega face slap. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

3:37pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Freddie Flowerpot says...

When I worked in PR, the first rule was that you never provide comment on speculation or rumour, something that Les Reed should have taken on board, his statement has achieved nothing to stop the spreading of further rumours this weekend in the media.
When I worked in PR, the first rule was that you never provide comment on speculation or rumour, something that Les Reed should have taken on board, his statement has achieved nothing to stop the spreading of further rumours this weekend in the media. Freddie Flowerpot
  • Score: 3

4:25pm Mon 28 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
When I worked in PR, the first rule was that you never provide comment on speculation or rumour, something that Les Reed should have taken on board, his statement has achieved nothing to stop the spreading of further rumours this weekend in the media.
They can't win can they, if they say nothing you will be saying "Why aren't they telling us anything?" If they say anything at all it is immediately turned around to mean something that wasn't said. Not helped by negative naysayers whose only delight is in seeing failure, no matter what form it presents itself. If you worked in PR I bet you never emphasised the negative side of anything you were presenting, otherwise I could understand why you aren't still doing it!
[quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: When I worked in PR, the first rule was that you never provide comment on speculation or rumour, something that Les Reed should have taken on board, his statement has achieved nothing to stop the spreading of further rumours this weekend in the media.[/p][/quote]They can't win can they, if they say nothing you will be saying "Why aren't they telling us anything?" If they say anything at all it is immediately turned around to mean something that wasn't said. Not helped by negative naysayers whose only delight is in seeing failure, no matter what form it presents itself. If you worked in PR I bet you never emphasised the negative side of anything you were presenting, otherwise I could understand why you aren't still doing it! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

5:15pm Mon 28 Apr 14

NC Fan4Life says...

I can not believe that Katharina has appointed this new board of high experience just to see this young team be broken up when 3/4 good signings would probably get us into a Champions league spot next season.
Surely they have been appointed to take us forward not backwards.
Les Reed's statement did not go far enough, he needed to say 'none of our star players are for sell'. This media speculation is damaging and starting to unsettle the players so come on Ralph & Les sort the manager and make a statement of intent to shut the media up.
I can not believe that Katharina has appointed this new board of high experience just to see this young team be broken up when 3/4 good signings would probably get us into a Champions league spot next season. Surely they have been appointed to take us forward not backwards. Les Reed's statement did not go far enough, he needed to say 'none of our star players are for sell'. This media speculation is damaging and starting to unsettle the players so come on Ralph & Les sort the manager and make a statement of intent to shut the media up. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: -1

5:17pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Freddie Flowerpot says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
When I worked in PR, the first rule was that you never provide comment on speculation or rumour, something that Les Reed should have taken on board, his statement has achieved nothing to stop the spreading of further rumours this weekend in the media.
They can't win can they, if they say nothing you will be saying "Why aren't they telling us anything?" If they say anything at all it is immediately turned around to mean something that wasn't said. Not helped by negative naysayers whose only delight is in seeing failure, no matter what form it presents itself. If you worked in PR I bet you never emphasised the negative side of anything you were presenting, otherwise I could understand why you aren't still doing it!
You don't need to comment on rumours or speculation, because that is exactly what they are, speculation and rumour!

There will come a time when these stories will prove to be fact or fiction, but my guess is we won't know the answer to that for another month.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: When I worked in PR, the first rule was that you never provide comment on speculation or rumour, something that Les Reed should have taken on board, his statement has achieved nothing to stop the spreading of further rumours this weekend in the media.[/p][/quote]They can't win can they, if they say nothing you will be saying "Why aren't they telling us anything?" If they say anything at all it is immediately turned around to mean something that wasn't said. Not helped by negative naysayers whose only delight is in seeing failure, no matter what form it presents itself. If you worked in PR I bet you never emphasised the negative side of anything you were presenting, otherwise I could understand why you aren't still doing it![/p][/quote]You don't need to comment on rumours or speculation, because that is exactly what they are, speculation and rumour! There will come a time when these stories will prove to be fact or fiction, but my guess is we won't know the answer to that for another month. Freddie Flowerpot
  • Score: 1

6:03pm Mon 28 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
Wow, that's the first time AL hasn't come out and said he is happy at saints and doesn't want to move. The see what happens comment usually means they are going!!!
Doh! mega face slap.
Double face palm is what I meant, senior moment sorry.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: Wow, that's the first time AL hasn't come out and said he is happy at saints and doesn't want to move. The see what happens comment usually means they are going!!![/p][/quote]Doh! mega face slap.[/p][/quote]Double face palm is what I meant, senior moment sorry. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

6:04pm Mon 28 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Freddie Flowerpot wrote:
When I worked in PR, the first rule was that you never provide comment on speculation or rumour, something that Les Reed should have taken on board, his statement has achieved nothing to stop the spreading of further rumours this weekend in the media.
They can't win can they, if they say nothing you will be saying "Why aren't they telling us anything?" If they say anything at all it is immediately turned around to mean something that wasn't said. Not helped by negative naysayers whose only delight is in seeing failure, no matter what form it presents itself. If you worked in PR I bet you never emphasised the negative side of anything you were presenting, otherwise I could understand why you aren't still doing it!
You don't need to comment on rumours or speculation, because that is exactly what they are, speculation and rumour!

There will come a time when these stories will prove to be fact or fiction, but my guess is we won't know the answer to that for another month.
Say no more.
[quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddie Flowerpot[/bold] wrote: When I worked in PR, the first rule was that you never provide comment on speculation or rumour, something that Les Reed should have taken on board, his statement has achieved nothing to stop the spreading of further rumours this weekend in the media.[/p][/quote]They can't win can they, if they say nothing you will be saying "Why aren't they telling us anything?" If they say anything at all it is immediately turned around to mean something that wasn't said. Not helped by negative naysayers whose only delight is in seeing failure, no matter what form it presents itself. If you worked in PR I bet you never emphasised the negative side of anything you were presenting, otherwise I could understand why you aren't still doing it![/p][/quote]You don't need to comment on rumours or speculation, because that is exactly what they are, speculation and rumour! There will come a time when these stories will prove to be fact or fiction, but my guess is we won't know the answer to that for another month.[/p][/quote]Say no more. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

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