Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Wotte says players believe

Wotte says players believe

Saints' Head Coach Mark Wotte has stated that his players are confident of beating the drop after two consecutive wins at St Mary's.

Yesterday's 1-0 victory over Cardiff City gave the Saints six points out of six, and the Hampshire side will be looking for another three points as they travel to Ipswich on Tuesday night.

Speaking to skysports.com, Wotte said, "The players believe they can stay up and we have had two fantastic results and now we have to keep winning."

Jan-Paul Saeijs and Chris Perry have received widespread praise in recent weeks, and fans believe that Saints' upturn in fortune has plenty to do with the duo forming a strong partnership in the heart of the defence.

Yesterday's clean sheet was Southampton's first since their 1-0 victory away to Barnsley on January 10th.

"Defensively we were excellent and this is our first clean sheet for some time," Wotte added.

Next for the Saints is a tricky away day to Portman Road to face an Ipswich side who sit in 10th place with 50 points.

The Tractor Boys lost to high-flying Preston at the weekend, but ex-Saint Jim Magilton will be looking to get his side's promotion push back on track when the Saints come to town.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Sunday March 1 2009
Time: 3:03PM

Comments

0
If we play like we have in the past two weeks then we have a got a serious chance of staying up. It's going to be interesting what happens at Ipswich, I can honestly see us taking at least a point back to Hampshire. COYR!
abesaint
01/03/2009 15:52:00
0
If we play like we have in the past two weeks then we have a got a serious chance of staying up. It's going to be interesting what happens at Ipswich, I can honestly see us taking at least a point back to Hampshire. COYR!
abesaint
01/03/2009 15:52:00
0
Don't you mean past two games abesaint? lol. Yeah we have been playing very well, isn't it strange how long the Saints faithful wait for a home win, and then two pop along? I, too, think that we can get a win up in Ipswich. They have been very inconsistent this season and hopefully we can string a few wins together to lift us out of the relegation zone.
sfc123
01/03/2009 15:55:00
0
Don't you mean past two games abesaint? lol. Yeah we have been playing very well, isn't it strange how long the Saints faithful wait for a home win, and then two pop along? I, too, think that we can get a win up in Ipswich. They have been very inconsistent this season and hopefully we can string a few wins together to lift us out of the relegation zone.
sfc123
01/03/2009 15:55:00
0
Congrats on a good win. Makes for an interesting visit to Portman rd midweek.We were thebetter team against Preston but lost. We will have a point to prove ....So beware!!!!!!!
quietman
01/03/2009 21:53:00
0
Congrats on a good win. Makes for an interesting visit to Portman rd midweek.We were thebetter team against Preston but lost. We will have a point to prove ....So beware!!!!!!!
quietman
01/03/2009 21:53:00
0
The Ipswich game should be a good match. With Saints on a decent little run, confidence will be high and I have no doubt we can get something from the game. Ipswich lost at the weekend to Preston and they'll be looking to get back to winning ways to stay in touch with the playoffs. Jim Magilton will be desperate to get one over his former club too, so I am very much looking forward to this one!
Bailey11
02/03/2009 11:39:00
0
The Ipswich game should be a good match. With Saints on a decent little run, confidence will be high and I have no doubt we can get something from the game. Ipswich lost at the weekend to Preston and they'll be looking to get back to winning ways to stay in touch with the playoffs. Jim Magilton will be desperate to get one over his former club too, so I am very much looking forward to this one!
Bailey11
02/03/2009 11:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Yoshida & Van Dijk On Euro Disappointment

Centre halves Maya Yoshida and skipper on the evening Virgil van Dijk have both given their thoughts following the draw with Hapoel Be'er Sheva in Thursday's Europa League fixture.

Sims Takes PL2 Player Of The Month

With youngster Josh Sims being nominated for November's Premier League 2 Player of the Month gong - well he's only gone and won it.

European Disappointment For Puel

Drawing one all in midweek against Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Europa League saw Southampton crash out of the competition for the 2016/17 season.

EFL Trophy Round 3 Draw In Full 2016/17

In midweek, the third round draw for this years EFL Trophy was conducted and here's how the balls fell.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Southampton v Middlesbrough
Suggested By:
Southampton win50%
Middlesbrough win0%
Draw50%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Arsenal 15 10 4 1 34 21
2 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 15 9 3 3 30 13
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 Watford 15 6 3 6 21 -5
8 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
9 Everton 15 5 5 5 20 0
10 Stoke 15 5 4 6 19 -5
11 AFC Bournemouth 15 5 3 7 18 -4
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Burnley 15 5 2 8 17 -10
14 Leicester City 15 4 4 7 16 -5
15 Crystal Palace 15 4 3 8 15 -2
16 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
17 Swansea 15 3 3 9 12 -12
18 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
19 Hull City 15 3 3 9 12 -18
20 Sunderland 15 3 2 10 11 -13
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Dec 11 2016 2:15PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 18 2016 1:30PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2016 7:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football