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Pulis praises Saints model

Tony Pulis believes Southampton have solved the puzzle of bringing through academy players - but warned that tempting offers from other clubs could still see that homegrown talent fly the nest.

Southampton have drawn the plaudits for their attractive football under Mauricio Pochettino and the backbone of the Argentinian's side are products of Saints' youth academy.

They haven't just stumbled over it. They have the jigsaw sorted out and all the pieces are in the right place, we don't do that a lot in this country.

I know a little about the club and there are people who have been there for years and years. They have a good scouting set-up and the people who work there, even before you become a professional, are very good lads.

They don't worry about just the technical side of it, they look at attitude, commitment and responsibility. Most of the lads who have come out of that club are not only good players, they are good lads.

– Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis.


Should Lallana start for England?


Adam....added that bit of flair we were missing tonight when he came on....


Adam Lallana so gifted with a football.. It's a joy to watch


Think Lallana should be in the starting eleven, actually.

Video: Watch Lallana's wonderful assist for Sturridge

Shaw: "Who knows what might happen?"

Luke Shaw is out to impress Roy Hodgson this week as he looks to book his place on the plane to Brazil.

Shaw only made his league debut last year for Southampton, but he looks set to earn his first England cap on Wednesday night against Denmark.

Given that this is the last time England play before Hodgson selects his World Cup squad, the defender knows he has to make an impression this week if he is to make the cut for Brazil.

If you get a chance you have to give everything and try and impress the manager.

Hopefully I can do it this week. The competition spurs me on.

Obviously to have competition like that is amazing for me and I am only going to thrive off it.

If I keep working hard in training and obviously play well for my club hopefully I might be able to get a chance and then who knows what might happen?

– Southampton defender Luke Shaw
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