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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.'

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

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