Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Lallana: Always room for improvement

Lallana: Always room for improvement

Despite sitting at the top of the Championship, Adam Lallana believes that Southampton still need to improve.

Lallana was influential in Southampton's 4-1 victory over Birmingham City on Sunday afternoon, but the midfielder feels his side can still perform better.

'There's always room for improvement and I think we realise that. It shows that we want to improve, we're not just happy with winning 4-1 we know that we let them in rather easily in the second half and Kelvin's made some great saves to keep us in the game.' He told the official website.

Despite the scoreline, the 23-year-old admits it was not an easy victory.

'We rode our luck at times. We said at half time that we need to come out all guns blazing again and when we reflected on it afterwards I don't think we did - we let them back in it with a sloppy free-kick and a goal.

'We can't give the sloppy fouls away that we did because teams are going to score from them, but we got the vital goal through Chaplow who I thought was excellent when he came on to make it 4-1. It's another three points though, which is brilliant.'

Sunday's victory was Southampton's 13th consecutive home league win and is their best start to a league campaign in 103 years. And the Saints starlet believes the victory highlights how far the club has come.

'We started the game really well and to be three up inside 35 minutes is brilliant. It's not going to be like that all season, but to capitalise when we can is what we want to do.

'Birmingham proved with the chances that they got, that they're a great team. They came down from playing in the Premier League last season, and it proves to us that we can compete against the top teams.'



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

Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Monday September 19 2011
Time: 4:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Southampton Articles

Stats: Southampton v Hull

All the stats from Southampton (0) vs (0) Hull, St Mary's Stadium, 29/4/17 Att: 31,120

Southampton v Hull - Follow Live On Twitter

Southampton are at the St Mary's Stadium with Hull the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Cedric & Austin Speak Ahead Of Hull

Cedric Soares and Charlie Austin have both been in front of the media for Southampton ahead of the Hull City game this weekend.

Puel - Focus Only On Hull

Manager Claude Puel has called on Southampton to move on from our last two disappointing results and focus only on taking all three points from Hull City this weekend.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Hull MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster0%
Soares0%
Stephens0%
Yoshida0%
Bertrand0%
Davis0%
Romeu0%
Boufal0%
Tadic0%
Redmond0%
Gabbiadini0%
Sub - Sims0%
Sub - Long0%
Sub - Rodriguez0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 34 26 3 5 81 43
2 Spurs 34 23 8 3 77 49
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 34 19 9 6 66 28
5 Man Utd 34 17 14 3 65 26
6 Arsenal 33 18 6 9 60 22
7 Everton 35 16 10 9 58 20
8 WBA 34 12 8 14 44 -4
9 Southampton 33 11 8 14 41 -5
10 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -13
11 Leicester City 34 11 7 16 40 -12
12 Stoke 35 10 10 15 40 -13
13 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
14 Burnley 35 11 6 18 39 -14
15 West Ham 35 10 9 16 39 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 11 5 19 38 -10
17 Hull City 35 9 7 19 34 -31
18 Swansea 35 9 5 21 32 -29
19 Middlesbrough 35 5 13 17 28 -19
R Sunderland 34 5 6 23 21 -34
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2017 1:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football