Last Updated: Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:38
Southampton striker Rickie Lambert believes new manager Mauricio Pochettino will take the club in the right direction.
The 30-year-old has excelled since the south-coast club began their Premier League campaign, netting 11 goals so far and helping the new boys to climb out of the relegation zone.
Since the sacking of Nigel Adkins and the arrival of the Argentinian boss, Saints have failed to win any of their three games, although Lambert believes he can take them to the top four in the next couple of years.
The former Bristol Rovers man expects chairman Nicola Cortese to provide even more cash at the end of the campaign in order to help the club continue its progression.
"The new manager has been great and you can see since he has come to the club he wants to make things happen," said Lambert.
"The chairman is very ambitious and Southampton is going to be a very exciting place to be over the next few years.
"It is not unrealistic to try and challenge for the top four over the next three years. That is what we have to aim for.
"Three years ago a lot of people would have laughed in our faces if we had said we'd be in the Premier League."
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