Southampton - Surman focussed on Saints survival
UK time is: 14:48:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Surman focussed on Saints survival

Saints fans will no doubt have been relieved when the January transfer window slammed shut.

Andrew Surman, Adam Lallana and Kelvin Davis were all linked with moves away from St Mary's, but thankfully for the Southampton faithful, any moves failed to materialise.

Despite rumoured interest from Reading and Saints' well-documented financial problems, Andrew Surman has insisted he never thought about leaving.

Speaking to The Daily Echo, Surman said, "My mind was always on my football and playing for Southampton. It was just a case of getting on with my football and, if anything happens it happens, otherwise I'm still a Southampton player and just keep giving my all every week. Obviously there was speculation in the papers but I just kept my head down and got on with my football."

Even if Saints manage to avoid the drop to League One this season, there will no doubt be more speculation as to where Surman's long-term future lies.

If Saints do suffer the indignity of relegation, it is almost certain that Surman will leave Saints. He has, however, stressed that he hasn't thought that far ahead, and is focussed on the task in hand.

"Obviously, we're in a relegation battle, so my main priority is to try and get us out of that," he said.

After scoring his 6th goal of the season in the 2-1 home defeat against Sheffield United, it is clear that Surman has a key role to play for the Saints as they battle to beat the drop. Fans will no doubt be hoping that he continues to play a pivotal role for many years to come.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Daniel Bailey Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 6 2009

Time: 12:23AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
So glad that he has stayed. He is one of our better players and it was vital that we held on to him and others. Being one of the more experienced players, we need Surman to stay optimistic and keep the others focused.
sfc123
Report Abuse
06/02/2009 11:11:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Players React To Vitesse Victory (Friday July 31 2015)

Koeman On Perfect Vitesse Result (Friday July 31 2015)

Audio - Vitesse Reactions (Friday July 31 2015)

Stats: Southampton v Vitesse (Thursday July 30 2015)

Southampton v Vitesse - Team Sheets (Thursday July 30 2015)

JRod Relishing European Experience (Thursday July 30 2015)

Southampton Announce Caulker Capture (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Sherwood Delighted With Villa Rebuild
Aston Villa : 01/08/2015 14:43:01
Wenger: Cech Can Play For Arsenal For Years
Arsenal : 01/08/2015 14:41:01
Norwich v Brentford Preview
Norwich : 01/08/2015 12:50:00
A Twist in the Pedro Saga?
Man Utd : 01/08/2015 10:29:01
Former United Striker Set to Sign for Villa
Man Utd : 01/08/2015 10:22:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

EL - Vitesse MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Stekelenburg 1%
Soares 25%
Fonte 0%
Yoshida 0%
Targett 0%
S Davis 0%
Clasie 0%
Wanyama 62%
Mane 12%
Tadic 0%
Pelle 0%
Sub - Juanmi 0%
Sub - Long 0%
Sub - Reed 0%