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Southampton Boss Pochettino Doesn’t Expect Relegation Worries

Saints boss doesn’t think his side will get dragged into relegation battle.

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Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino does not believe his side will get dragged into a late relegation battle after a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Speaking to the Southern Daily Echo, the Argentinian coach believes his side have enough quality to get the results they need in their coming games to secure their survival in the top flight.

The 41-year-old has done a good job with Southampton since taking over from previous manager Nigel Adkins in January, and his side have climbed the table playing some stylish football and beating some big names along the way.

However, they have not done quite enough to make themselves mathematically safe from the drop back down to the Championship.

It seems unlikely that their form could drop so much that they could join Reading and QPR in the second tier of English football next season, with the likes of Stoke and Sunderland still in worse positions than themselves.

But with the Saints coming up against these two teams in the final few games of the season, there have been concerns that they could still find themselves with a nervy end to this campaign.

“We just have to get points from the next two games,” he said.

“We tried with everything we had and we weren’t able to do it but competing the way we did and to perform the way we performed I don’t think we will be in that battle or have problems.”

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