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Maya Yoshida targets big finish

Yoshida targets big finish
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Maya Yoshida says that Southampton can begin to look ahead of them and not what is happening in the relegation battle.

Maya Yoshida has said that Southampton should be looking ahead of them with four games of the Premier League season remaining.

The Saints are currently 12th in the league table, three points off a spot in the top 10.

They welcome West Bromwich Albion to St Mary's this afternoon and will cut the gap on the eighth-placed Baggies to just three points with a victory.

"If we get one more point or three points we are almost safe but I think we should put more focus on higher targets," Sky Sports News quotes Yoshida as saying.

"Many players have signed new contracts like Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Artur Boruc - and if we keep the same players and get new players in the summer we will have a big opportunity to get more points and have big ambitions."

Yoshida arrived on the South Coast from Dutch side VVV-Velo last summer.

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TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
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· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

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