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Jay Rodriguez talks up Saints form

October 28, 2013
By Kristan Heneage

Jay Rodriguez says there is more to come from Southampton this season following their bright start to the campaign. 

Jay Rodriguez scored Southampton's second in their win at Barnsley.
GettyImagesJay Rodriguez is enjoying life at Southampton.

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Rodriguez, 22, scored the Saints’ second goal in the 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday that saw the club climb up to fifth in the Premier League.

And the former Burnley player has revealed that the mood at St Mary's is a positive one, as Southampton look to continue building on their bright start to the season.

"It was really good [the performance against Fulham]," Rodriguez told the Daily Echo. "We were very controlling of the game and we created so many chances and the reward is all down to how hard we've worked and to the belief which we've had from day one. 

"It is no shock really. We know the performances that we're capable of and to improve upon for the next game. It's a great place to be at the moment, and everyone in the camp is enjoying it and loving it.

"It's great competition throughout the team, from the back and up front it's all a challenge, but it's a good one and a healthy one because everyone wants each other to do well. It's the same throughout the team, and there's a really good atmosphere for us to be involved in."

Rodriguez added that he and his teammates are relishing the style of football that Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino has implemented at the club.

"It's always pleasing to score a goal, and to play like we did I think was unbelievable, so we're all very chuffed with it," Rodriguez said.

"We pressed really high and it came off for us. We worked really hard by winning the ball in good places and creating a lot of chances as you can see from the stats so it was a really enjoyable game.

"It's enjoyable because the hunger is there which comes from the pressing and working hard. We all enjoy the pressing when we're creating chances, but the main thing for us is keeping clean sheets."

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