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Poch: We must take our chances against league's minnows
During Pochettino’s time in charge Saints have beaten Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool at St Mary’s with their away victories coming at Reading, Aston Villa, West Brom, and most recently Liverpool.
Pochettino believes it is only a matter of time before some of the top flight’s lower placed teams are added to his list of St Mary’s scalps.
“We have only played two matches at home with two teams who just wanted to stay within their own half and defend a 0-0 result,” he said.
“We created many, many chances against Sunderland and West Ham. I’d like to have a TV to show you the chances but these things happen in football.
“We were superior to those teams and it was not possible.
“Nonetheless I always want to win regardless of the rival we are facing.”
He added: “I think in football it’s all about creating chances and we have been unlucky not to finalise those chances into goals.
“If you already think the players are playing well, imagine when the strikers start scoring goals – our team is going to be a lot better than it is now.
“It’s only a matter of time until the goals start going in.
“When you analyse our statistics there are always two paths you can go – either the positive or the negative. It’s a matter of how the person sees it.
“In the end we are going to stick with our own analysis, which is that we have created many chances, good chances, and hopefully in the next game these chances will actually convert into goals.”
Pochettino has a fully fit squad to choose from for the visit of Palace and, despite being pleased with the start to the season, is hoping it will get even better.
“I would prefer to be even higher in the table,” he reflected.
“I did have that expectation but I fully trust the capabilities of my players.”
Pochettino continued: “I think we need to make a difference between every single game.
“There are phases during the game when you have to score and if you don’t score then you will have problems.
“When we speak about games, for example Sunderland or West Ham, we are seeing a pattern where the rival goalkeeper is the man of the match.
“There is a finer analysis you can look at those games and say we were lacking effectiveness, unlucky or we weren’t able to score but it pleases me that we created many chances so we were not lacking chances.
“We always go out with the same philosophy to attack and to win.
“After five games I am very happy with the result we are getting.
“Of course, I would prefer to have won every single game but I am very pleased with efforts and the performances of the team, especially as we are only five games into the season and we are improving.”
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