Southampton could be stretched at the Stadium of Light tomorrow, with Gaston Ramirez and Danny Fox both suspended. Morgan Schneiderlin, Maya Yoshida and Emmanuel Mayuka are doubts for the match against a side Pochettino has been impressed by since Paolo Di Canio's arrival.
"I think we have enough time to speak about next season's goals," the Saints boss said.
"We've first got these two games coming up. We need to be very much respectful of this season, which has not yet finished."
We will have ample time to speak about next season's goals once this season's goals have been achieved. I have not spoken about transfers or made any plans regarding that yet."
"But if we look back at previous seasons I am pretty sure the chairman will have an investment plan to bring in new players and reinforce the squad."
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