Southampton will start scoring, promises Pochettino

The 41-year-old is confident his strikers will start finding the net after only notching three goals in the league so far, but has been delighted with the performances of his side
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino is adamant his side will start scoring freely, and has been delighted with the start the Saints have made to the new season in spite of their profligacy.

The south coast outfit have conceded just twice in the Premier League so far this season, the second-best defensive record in the division, but have only scored three goals.

Pochettino, though, is sure his side will start to click in the attacking third once they have built up some confidence, praising the defensive strengths of his side and insisting he is happy to keep winning 1-0 for now.

"My philosophy is always to score – the more goals, the better," he told the club's official website. "That's what the fans want to see and that's what I want to see as the manager as well.

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"However, at the beginning of the season, it's very important to have a solid start and actually get wins. If they come as 1-0 victories, then so be it.

"There's always collective work happening in the background. We have been working on not conceding, and we're reaped the benefit of that good work.
"I'm confident that we have the necessary quality up front to actually score more goals in the future."

Southampton beat Liverpool at Anfield in their last league outing and, as the Saints prepare for a visit from newly promoted Crystal Palace, Pochettino is keen to ensure their good form continues.

"I want to win, the players want to win, the fans want to win and the staff want to win," he insisted.

"I don't really mind the expectation from the outside. We have understand that the game against Crystal Palace is the most important game ahead of us.

"The victories against Liverpool at Anfield and in the Capital One Cup are in the past, so the only thing on my mind right now is the game ahead.

"As with any promoted side, it's clear that they will play with a special spirit because they're new to the Premier League.

"As is always the case in this league, there are no easy matches so we'll need to be really focused on doing everything well. We'll be going out there focused on getting three points."