Lambert plays down goal haul
Southampton star Rickie Lambert has played down his achievement of breaking the 30-goal barrier for the club.
By Peter O'Rourke
Last Updated: 26/03/10 11:24am
Southampton star Rickie Lambert has played down his achievement of breaking the 30-goal barrier and is focused instead on helping the club to success.
The free-scoring forward has bagged an incredible 31 goals this season - including one for former club Bristol Rovers prior to his move to St Mary's.
Lambert has been a massive success at Southampton following his £1million switch last summer and he vowed to add to his haul before the end of the season with the club looking forward to this weekend's Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley.
"I am delighted to get the 30 goals, but I'm more concerned with winning football matches for Southampton," Lambert told skysports.com.
"I always set myself targets and now I have achieved this one I'm going to continue playing well and if the lads keep creating chances for me I hope I can keep sticking them away.
"There are lots of games still to go and points to be played for."
Lambert was confident he would be a success at Southampton and is happy with life on the South Coast.
"I'm enjoying my time at Southampton a lot," added Lambert.
"I never doubted myself coming here because I know I can score goals at this level.
"I now want to prove that I can score these goals at the highest level possible, in the Championship or even the Premiership.
"Coming to a club like Southampton means that I am at a club with similar ambitions to myself."
Lambert is relishing the prospect of lifting some silverware this season in the JPT final against Carlisle, but he knows Alan Pardew's side will have to be on their game to enjoy their day out at Wembley.
"I'm looking forward to the final on Sunday, I've been to the JPT Final before with Bristol Rovers so know what a great occasion it is but also that it's not a day out to relax.
"There is work to be done and we can only enjoy it if we lift the trophy, I am sure Carlisle will have something to say about that.
"They are a good side and we will have to be on our game."