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

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Vital Preview - FA Cup, 17th-18th January 2017

The 2016-17 FA Cup season continues with the third round replays this midweek. We'll be taking part with the aim of continuing our progress in this world famous competition.

Officials - Southampton v Norwich (18/1/17)

The Football Association have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Southampton and Norwich City this Wednesday.

Hojbjerg - Saints Will Stick Together

Midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has said that the team will stand and stick together following the disappointing defeat to Burnley at the weekend.

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)

FA Cup - Southampton v Norwich City
Suggested By:
Southampton win0%
Norwich win100%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Jan 17 2017 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
FA Cup
Jan 22 2017 12:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 25 2017 8:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Capital One Cup
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football