The midfielder had wanted to leave St Mary’s during the summer.
Morgan Schneiderlin has insisted that he is focused on playing for Southampton despite being denied a move to Tottenham towards the end of the transfer window, the Daily Star reports.
The Saints had sold a number of top quality players over the summer with Luke Shaw moving to Manchester United for £30 million and Adam Lallana joining Liverpool for £25 million.
However, when Schneiderlin wanted to move to Spurs, Southampton’s hierarchy blocked the potential transfer because they had sold too many of their best players.
Despite not getting his wish, the 24 year old still wants to do well for the south coast club.
“I’m fully focused on Southampton. Sometimes in life you have to make choices, and I’m staying here and I’m playing well,” said the Frenchman.
“Now it’s down to myself to improve my game again and be even better this season.
”I’m enjoying that role where I can get on the ball and control the tempo of the game, so that’s good for me and I enjoy it very much. I just do my best for the team.”
Some pundits have suggested that Southampton have become a selling club after losing the likes of Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren however, Schneiderlin doesn’t agree, believing his club have replaced their former stars with some quality players.
“There were questions about why the club was selling players, but you can see that the brought in some quality players and you can argue now that the team is better than last year.”
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