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Southampton goalkeeper Caballero: I'm here to help Bazunu and Lis

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Southampton goalkeeper Willy Caballero is eager to mentor their newly acquired young shot-stoppers.

Whilst the 40 year-old Caballero, who penned a new 12 month deal yesterday, recognises his position as a mentor to summer signings Gavin Bazunu and Mateusz Lis, he has vowed to fight for first-team minutes.

“If I am thinking just that I can help them grow, it would be a comfortable situation. But I am here to compete with everyone, as I have done in the past and as I have done from the first day, because that is my way to train and feel football," he told the club's website.

“In any case, because of my experience and my age, I support who is in the goal and the decision of the manager, so I know how to manage every situation and I can help not just the goalkeepers, but any of the players that need a bit of support during the week."

Former Manchester City keeper Caballero revealed he has spoken to former colleagues about the potential of Gavin Bazunu, who left the Premier League champions to become a Saint a fortnight ago.

“I received a few comments from Man City, my former team, and he has a lot of projection and a good future," added the veteran.

“But I know that every goalkeeper has to show up, has to impress and has to grow season by season. Hopefully he can achieve what others are speaking about him.

“He has a very good physical condition and we can see that he has a lot of things that, as a goalkeeper of this age, it's difficult to have, and probably will be great for the team."

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