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Yoshida grateful for Southampton chance

26 April 2013 18:11

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida has admitted he did not expect to establish himself at the club so soon.

Yoshida has enjoyed an impressive debut year in England, making 29 Premier League appearances following a three million pound move from Eredivisie outfit VVV-Venlo.

And the Japan international says he is thankful to Nigel Adkins and his managerial successor Mauricio Pochettino for showing faith in him.

"To be honest I didn't expect to get a big chance so early," he said. "I was hoping I could get a really big chance against Arsenal but after then I have kept playing well until now.

"Playing football is the most important thing and I'm very grateful to Nigel and Mauricio so I will just keep going.

"We have played well, are organised defensively and when we are attacking we show good risk management with Corky [Jack Cork] and Morgan [Schneiderlin] playing very well."

Southampton could take a significant step towards securing their top-flight status when they meet West Brom on Saturday.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
27 April 2013
Game week
35
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
0 - 3

Goals

0 - 1
0 - 2
67' R. Lukaku
 (assist by M. Fortuné)
0 - 3
77' S. Long
 (assist by R. Lukaku)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
3
2
6 64'
23
7
5 34'
17
32 6' 70'
9 77'
20 67'
Coach: S. Clarke

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
10 70'
24
6
1
15
21
42
# Player Bookings
28
14
8
13
19
24
30

Thursday 28 August

18:38
17:44
17:34
17:21
17:20
17:00
16:59
16:52
16:38
16:32
16:31
16:28
16:25
16:04
16:00
15:50
15:29
15:25
15:17
14:53
14:17
14:07
13:58
13:58
13:26
13:11
13:04
12:37
12:26
12:10
11:44
11:13
10:56
10:41
10:25
10:11
07:51
07:21
06:58
06:34
05:00
04:33
04:03
03:58
02:46
01:34
00:13
00:12

Wednesday 27 August

23:32
23:28
23:09
23:07
23:02
22:57
22:57
22:43
22:42
22:38
22:00
20:17
20:04
19:42
19:27
19:01
18:40
18:38
18:23
18:20
17:57
17:14
16:46
16:44
16:39
16:14
15:44
14:59
14:32
14:11
13:39
13:06
12:56
12:42
11:32
11:24
10:40
09:49
09:18
08:33
06:57
06:46
04:50
02:49
02:44
01:39
01:35
00:42
00:07
00:05
00:01

Tuesday 26 August

23:42
23:40
23:33
23:02
22:57
22:49
22:44
22:41
22:40
22:37
22:30
22:14
21:27
21:24
21:16
21:12
20:58
20:40
20:38
20:36
20:25
20:09
19:55
19:28
18:25
18:18
17:56
17:38
17:38
17:27
17:26
16:49
16:47
16:37
16:10
15:30
15:06
15:03
14:31
14:11
13:12
12:52
11:50
11:37
11:14
11:12
10:54
10:51
10:13
09:41
09:22
06:15
05:25
03:13
03:10
02:22
01:19
01:17
00:47
00:42
00:01

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 2 +5 6
2 2 +4 6
3 2 +4 6
4 2 +2 6
5 2 +1 4
6 2 +1 4
7 2 +1 4
8 2 +1 3
9 2 -1 3
10 2 +0 2
11 2 +0 2
12 2 +0 2
13 2 -1 1
14 2 -1 1
15 2 -1 1
16 2 -2 1
17 2 -2 1
18 2 -3 0
19 2 -3 0
20 2 -5 0

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