Lallana sold me on Southampton move, says Forster
New Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster has revealed that it was their former captain Adam Lallana that convinced him to join the club
The 26-year-old joined the Ronald Koeman's new look squad, who have had a fantastic start to the new season, from Celtic for £10 million this summer, and has revealed how delighted he is with his choice.
He told the Daily Echo: "I spoke to Adam Lallana quite a lot in the summer and as soon as the opportunity arose he was very complimentary about the club and said I’d love it," he said.
"I felt it was the right time to come down and play Premier League football and it was a fantastic opportunity and one that I could never have turned down.
"I can’t speak highly enough of the England boys who were here last season, they haven't got a bad word to say about the place.
"They will be the first ones to say what a fantastic club it is to play for. I’m delighted with the choice I made."
Koeman perfect for Southampton, says ex-player
Former Southampton full-back Graeme Le Saux believes that new Dutch manager Ronald Koeman is the perfect man for the club.
The Saints have had a brilliant start to this season as they currently sit second in the Premier League three points behind leaders Chelsea. It's quite a phenomenal achievement too when you consider how many of their key players were sold during the summer window.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Le Saux said: “It’s a fantastic start to the season for Southampton and that says everything about the quality of manager the club brought in.
“Ronald Koeman is a perfect fit for the club, he’s still a younger manager and he has great history as a player.
“Of course there will be a reality check at some point, but they’ve played very well and deserve to be where they are in the league.
"Their form is a credit to the players who stayed. When the big names go you can often feel that the club isn’t very ambitious and that you have to move on to fulfil your potential."
Hyypia: We have nothing to lose against Spurs
Former Liverpool legend, now Brighton manager, Sami Hyypia, says his side have nothing to lose after drawing Tottenham Hotspurs in the last 16 of the Capital One Cup.
Speaking after the Seagulls eased to a 3-0 win over Burton Albion last night, he told the Argus: “At home would have been better maybe, but you have to win all the games if you want to win the competition.
“We’ll go there with a challenge on our hands and actually nothing to lose. We can make it difficult for Spurs.”
The last time the two clubs faced one another was in 2005 in the third round of the FA Cup. Brighton gave the Premier League side a good run for their money back then but eventually lost the game 2-1.
The last 16 tie will be played on October 27.
Bournemouth draw West Brom in Capital One Cup
Brighton aren't the only south coast side from the Championship to draw a club from the top tier in the last 16; Bournemouth have drawn Alan Irvine's West Brom in the fourth round.
The Cherries breezed into the last 16 after defeating newly relegated Welsh side Cardiff City 3-0 on Tuesday.
West Brom ran out 4-1 winners the last time the clubs played one another in the League Cup in 2011.