UK time is: 06:48:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Koeman - We Showed Great Character

Manager Ronald Koeman has said that the lads had to show great character and spirit to see off a troublesome West Ham side yesterday.

West Ham took the lead in the game but midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin put us back on level terms just before the half time break, before he then grabbed his brace in the second half leaving striker Graziano Pelle to secure the win with our third - our first league win of the campaign, and speaking to saintsfc following the game, the gaffer couldn't have been happier with our efforts on the day.

'After the first two results, we needed points - and we got the points. We had good character. After the equaliser, we had the belief and the spirit to play for the win. The big difference between West Ham and our team was that we had the spirit to press, to play and score goals.'

Koeman goes on to say that he believes we are a much better team that West Ham anyway, and that difference in the game he felt we created and then took full advantage of and for him now we have got our first win and the three points, it now makes our start to the season 'okay' as we now head into the international break.

Of course now the aim for the manager is to see us continue that and hopefully pick up another victory when the players return to club action, but the obvious worries of players going away to represent their countries and then coming back with injuries is obviously a concern.

With the closure of the transfer window almost upon us, Koeman added that there was 'no clear news' at this stage, but he thinks it's possible there will be some movement, but we'll have to wait and see if any deals in progress can be got over the line.

Vital Saints on: facebook

Vital Saints on: twitter

Join Vital Saints

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Saint Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 31 2014

Time: 11:55AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Koeman - We Kept Our Belief (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Stats: Aston Villa v Southampton (Monday November 24 2014)

Koeman Ready For Fixture Run (Friday November 21 2014)

Fonte Makes Portugal Debut (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Three Picked For TV (Tuesday November 11 2014)

Long & Clyne Talk Leicester (Sunday November 9 2014)

Koeman - Perseverance Paid Off (Sunday November 9 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Leicester (Saturday November 8 2014)

New Training Centre Honours Markus (Wednesday November 5 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Rex Vulgaris 18
2. Vital Saint 12
3. WillT 10
4. his4harry 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 12 10 2 0 +19 32
2. Southampton 12 8 2 2 +18 26
3. Man City 12 7 3 2 +11 24
4. Man Utd 12 5 4 3 +4 19
5. Newcastle 12 5 4 3 -1 19
6. West Ham 12 5 3 4 +4 18
7. Swansea 12 5 3 4 +3 18

Breaking League News

Chelsea get Pogba and Messi transfer boost
Chelsea : 28/11/2014 05:48:00
ToTT Remembers Gary Speed
Newcastle : 27/11/2014 23:26:00
Perfect blues please boss
Everton : 27/11/2014 21:23:00
Pre-Match Stats: Swansea vs Crystal Palace
Swansea : 27/11/2014 21:08:00
Everton : 27/11/2014 21:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Forster 0%
Clyne 75%
Fonte 0%
Alderweireld 0%
Bertrand 0%
Wanyama 25%
Schneiderlin 0%
Tadic 0%
Long 0%
Mane 0%
Pelle 0%
Sub - Mayuka 0%
Sub - Cork 0%