Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Koeman Happy With First Game In Charge

Koeman Happy With First Game In Charge

New manager Ronald Koeman oversaw his first game in charge yesterday in our friendly against EHC Hoensbroek and following the game, he couldn't have been more happy with the performance of the players over the course of 90 minutes.

Using two different sides in each half to give everybody a good 45 minutes under their belt, we won the game four nil courtesy of goals from Sam McQueen, Calum Chambers, Billy Sharp and Steven Davis.

Speaking to saintsfc following the match, the manager explained.

'It's not only the result that's important, but the way that we played. The instruction before the match was to play offensively with a lot of rotations in the midfield and with wing players. Every player played for 45 minutes, and we said that we wanted them to press for 45 minutes - and I think we did that well.'

Koeman goes on to say that he felt we had some very good 'possibilities' and he had to credit the fourth strike by midfielder Steven Davis as it was the goal of the game without question.

'In general, I am happy with how the players did. Normally the result has to be eight or nine nil, but it was our first and the first is always difficult for everybody.'

The squad are now back at their base in Belgium and are gearing up for the second game during our training camp against KSK Hasselt on Thursday, and having been impressed with the efforts of the players so far in training, he's looking forward to seeing them apply themselves in the same way ahead of this game.

'Now we are looking forward to Thursday. We will finish this week well and if we get back to Southampton without injuries, then that's even better.'

Vital Saints on: facebook

Vital Saints on: twitter

Join Vital Saints

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Vital Saint
Date:Wednesday July 16 2014
Time: 5:43PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Ward-Prowse Welcomes Redmond

With Nathan Redmond announced as a new signing for Southampton this summer from Norwich City, England Under 21 colleague James Ward-Prowse has welcomed his friend...

McCarthy Loaned To Walsall

Academy graduate Jason McCarthy has today made the loan switch out to League One side Walsall.

Saints Confirm Mane Departure

Earlier today Southampton confirmed that Sadio Mane had completed his expected move to Liverpool.

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

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)

Palace MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster12%
Martina1%
Fonte3%
van Dijk7%
Bertrand5%
Wanyama2%
Romeu1%
Mane6%
Davis35%
Tadic21%
Long4%
Sub - Pelle1%
Sub - Ward-Prowse1%
Sub - Austin1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Mark Clutterbrook3