Southampton legend sends hopeful tweet to Portsmouth fans

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Former Southampton striker Matt Le Tissier has urged Portsmouth fans to continue believing in their team.

After an impressive start to the new League Two campaign former top-flight club Portsmouth have seen their form drop during the month of September.

The 2008 FA Cup winners have only picked up five points from five league games this month, which includes the most recent 0-0 draw at league strugglers Hartlepool last weekend.

And now a legend of their arch-rivals, Matt Le Tissier, has surprisingly offered hope to the Pompey faithful and urged them to keep the faith.

He tweeted yesterday: "And Portsmouth fans don't worry about drawing 0-0 with Hartlepool we did that a few years ago and look what happened to us. Believe."

Le Tissier, who scored 161 goals in 443 appearances for the Saints, is referring to the 2010/11 season when Southampton were playing in League One, which is hard to believe when you consider where they are now.

They were relegated the season before after falling into administration. Fortunately for their fans that is where their decline was halted as they were successfully taken over by the Liebherr family, whose spending pushed the Saints back up into the big leagues. 

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