Date: 11th April 2014 at 8:30pm
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Manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that he has challenged the Saints squad to get the maximum amount of points they can from the remaining five games this season as we are only four points off our record Premiership tally and the gaffer would like nothing more than to write ourselves into the history books by beating that.

Speaking to saintsfc ahead of the Cardiff City game this weekend, the gaffer explained.

‘It’s really important that, in these last five games, we maintain our very high standards and get the maximum number of points. It’s clear that we want to win tomorrow, that’s always our target, as I’ve said in the past.’

As well as our own achievements this season and our form on the whole, Pochettino can also take confidence from the fact that we beat Cardiff in the reverse fixture earlier this season and another three nil victory would definitely be a great start towards beating that Premiership record.

With that said, Poch also acknowledges that they are a different side now to the one that we faced earlier in the season, they have brought in new players during the January window and they have of course changed managers also, but he feels we can cope with whatever they send our way because our focus will be again to concentrate on what we do and how we can hurt them.

Of course ahead of the game we are now without Jay Rodriguez following his long term injury and we continue to be without Maya Yoshida (knee) and Kelvin Davis (back).

Artur Boruc is also a doubt with a back problem, as is Gaston Ramirez with an ankle problem and they will be assessed late in the day, so he says that at the point of doing the interview he hadn’t yet decided on the starting XI.

Of course rumours abound also about Pochettino’s future at the club, with Spurs said to be circling, and he insisted that it wasn’t a distraction for him or the players because they know how rumours work in football and there focus has to remain on the 15 points we have left to play for.

Once those games are over ‘we can sit down and talk about the future.’

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