Football - Schneiderlin hopeful of improvements

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin reckons his game can be improved by new manager Mauricio Pochettino.

PA Sport

The Argentinean's appointment at St Mary's came under a cloud as fans' favourite Nigel Adkins was sacked by chairman Nicola Cortese despite guiding Southampton from League One to 15th in the Barclays Premier League.

Pochettino's first game in charge ended in a goalless draw against Everton in a match Southampton dominated for large periods.

Schneiderlin, 23, admits former Espanyol boss Pochettino has not yet had time to put his stamp on the squad but is hopeful his South American flair will improve his own game.

"When a new manager comes in he has some new ideas but we have just spent two days with him," said Schneiderlin.

"He said that he did not want to change too much in two days. He said that he did not want to change the way we play straight away."

When asked if Pochettino could make him a better player, Schneiderlin replied: "Of course. He has a lot of new ideas. He worked in Spain and we know that league is more technical and tactical.

"We can see already that he wants us to play a high tempo game with a lot of pressure and that is good because we are all very fit and we can do what he wants."

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