Having risen up the leagues to lead the line for his country, Lambert's heroics for the Three Lions have captured the nation's heart.
The 31-year-old has not yet managed to produce the same form for Saints, who are flying high after claiming three wins on the trot. The latest came against Swansea on Sunday, with captain Lallana opening the scoring in a hard-fought, and somewhat fortuitous, 2-0 win at St Mary's.
It was the latest of several impressive performances from the Saints skipper, who manager Pochettino believes could well be next in line to represent England.
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