Southampton Win First Of Many?
'Great players can go through a career without ever winning anything but Lallana has ticked that box in his CV straightaway and Antonio at only 20.It's brilliant and you can't take that away,' he said. Talking to the Saints Player Alan said, 'You can go through your career and get to lots of finals and not win.
The fact that the team won and won so comfortably could add impetus to the play-off campaign. Pardew also said that the fans have played a massive part in the team's success.
'They've been strong for us and I'd like to thank them for that and the team responded with the right result. It was really all about the result. It wasn't a game that you could get too excited about because we were so comfortable ten minutes from the end.'
So though the game was not full of flowing football the team was pleased with the end product. After all a win is a win and Wembley was not the place to open up too much and find that you had thrown the game away.
A strong disciplined performance was what we had and hopefully what we can expect for the rest of the season. Starting on Thursday we will know whether that will be the case.