Osvaldo glad to be 'respected'

Southampton's record signing Daniel Osvaldo is relishing the prospect of reuniting with former boss Mauricio Pochettino after completing his move from Roma for a fee in the region of £15million.

The Argentinian 27-year-old played under Pochettino for just over a season at Espanyol and believes it was a period which produced the best spell of his career so far.

I've worked with Mauricio before and I know him quite well. The season I shared with him at Espanyol was my best season as a football in a personal and collective sense.

It's fantastic to work with Mauricio. He's a great motivator and for me it's very important to work with people who appreciate and respect how I work.

For some years I've been working with people who don't appreciate how I work as a player, so it's great for me to to be working with people who do appreciate it.

– New Southampton signing Daniel Osvaldo.

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