Shaw: Goalscoring trio 'incredible'

By SFC Media time Sun 30 Mar Men's First team

Luke Shaw hailed his attacking teammates after Saints racked up their biggest win of the season on Saturday.

Jay Rodriguez hit a double while Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana also found the net as Newcastle were roundly beaten on a glorious afternoon at St Mary’s.

And Shaw, one of six Academy graduates in the matchday squad, heaped praise on those who carved apart the Magpies back-line to set up a four-goal victory.

“They are always incredible, every week,” the 18-year-old said when asked about the performances of Rodriguez, Lambert and Lallana.

“You can say those three were the main ones but it was a performance from everyone and it is only going to get better.

“We knew how Newcastle played - they like to be physical and get the ball in the air, but I think our two centre-backs played well and they kept [Papiss] Cisse quiet.

“Then, up top, the front three were superb and scored four goals between them.

“But it is not just them – Calum Chambers came in and was superb, and James Ward-Prowse in the middle was again superb.

“And Steven Davis doesn't get a let of credit, but week in, week out he is probably one of our best players.

“I am pleased,” continued Shaw, “and it’s great for me and the other three at the back to get a clean sheet.

“We spoke before the game about getting a clean sheet because we've leaked a few goals recently so to get one at home was very good for us.”

Shaw also sought to credit boss Mauricio Pochettino for helping him and fellow full-back Chambers perform to their best in Saturday’s game.

“He has helped me a lot with the way he likes his full-backs to play his high and wide,” Shaw enthused.

“He wants you to show what you can do in the final third and I think in the game nowadays full-backs have got to be able to attack. 

“That is something I love doing and I think that is one of my qualities as an attacking full-back. I think Calum was superb too.

“We're all starting to get to know each other's games and we're only going to get better,” continued the left-back.

 

“We've got a lot of young players in the team that will get older, get more experienced and improve as players.

“It is not just me, Prowsey and Calum coming through – there are plenty more youngsters that will be coming through.

“It is not going to stop. We're going to keep providing youngsters and we're just going to push on from there.”

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