Lallana praises Southampton strike partnership Rodriguez and Lambert

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana believes Saints have plenty of goals in them this season with forwards Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert both in fine form, Sky Sports has reported.

Rodriguez, signed from Burnley in 2012 for a fee in the region of £7m, assisted a Lambert goal before scoring himself in the 2-0 home win over Fulham at the weekend. Lambert, who has two goals in three appearances for England this season, also got on the scoresheet in the victory over the Cottagers.

Lallana said on the pair: “It’s a pleasure to play with both of them. I’ve played with Rickie for four or five years now and feel like I know his game inside out and when Jay Rod’s playing with confidence like that, there are not many better than him.

He had a great first season and played without a care in the world against Fulham. He went on several runs, got his goal, went close with the bicycle kick… he works so hard so it’s great to see him play so freely. He’s been asked to play in numerous positions but goes out and gives 100 per cent regardless of where he’s playing.

He added: “He won’t sulk, he won’t moan. It’s a credit to him that he can play in different positions and formations and just get on with it and give everything, no matter what. He’s a top lad, getting the goal on Saturday was just what he deserved.

Southampton have started the season in fine form under Mauricio Pochettino and currently sit fifth in the table with 18 points. The Saints also have one of the best defensive records in Europe, conceding just three goals in nine games.

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