Shane Long reveals how he is dealing with 'extra' Southampton pressure

Shane Long

The £12 million summer signing is aware of the 'massive amount of money' the Saints spent on him.

Southampton striker Shane Long admits there is 'extra' pressure on his shoulders due to his £12 million price-tag.

But the Southampton forward insists he doesn't let that get to him - and his solution is pretty straightforward.

Indeed, Long simply gives his all, knowing that, that way, he can never look back on his time at St Mary's with any regrets.

“The club spent a massive amount of money on me and people ask me ‘Is it extra pressure on your shoulders?’ But I go in and give my all every week," Long is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

“If that’s not good enough then I can look back and say ‘Well, I gave it everything and it wasn’t to be.'”

  GoalsAssistsChances CreatedAppearancesMinutes Played
Graziano Pellè 7 2 19 15 1,340
Morgan Schneiderlin 3 0 8 13 1,124
Victor Wanyama 3 1 6 14 984
Nathaniel Clyne 2 0 8 15 1,350
Jack Cork 2 0 5 11 446
Shane Long 2 0 10 14 718

As Opta stats show, Long has so far only repaid Southampton with two goals, while also registering no assists in 14 Premier League appearances.

The 27-year-old has, however, created 10 chances this term - more than the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Nathaniel Clyne and others.

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