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Southampton named the new head coach

Hasenhuttl urges Southampton to stick together Hasenhuttl urges Southampton to stick together
Kristopher Love | 09 December, 2018, 01:11

Tottenham bounced back from their derby defeat against Arsenal to sweep aside struggling Southampton 3-1 early yesterday night and show new Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl the size of the task he faces. "That's why I made the decision to come to Southampton".

"In history there were a lot coming out from there and players coming out of the youth academy and that's the goal for the future and perform with these guys, develop and maybe one or the other can help us do it better in the Premier League".

"I know there are no guarantees of winning and the only thing we have is to work on chances".

He said it would be "fantastic" if he could enjoy similar success but the first target was to pull away from the relegation zone.

Southampton are now 13 games without a win in all competitions, their worst winless run since 1998, and have won just four of their last 40 Premier League fixtures. The step is not the easiest one, but I never want it easy in my life. "I'm always challenging myself, looking forward I'm not afraid of anything".

"When they their push their limits we will see where they get".

Hasenhuttl might decide to focus on the backline in his first training session following this dismal defensive display at Wembley.

Hasenhuttl guided newly-promoted RB Leipzig to second place in the Bundesliga in the 2016-17 season, before leaving the club in May this year after a dispute over a new contract. "If someone says it is too much running or work they will fall very quickly beside us".

"We have a lot of games coming up and if you know my football it is about training sessions and habits so when you don't have the chance to train it can be hard to change things".

After Eriksen's low free-kick was well saved by McCarthy, Moura fired home from the resulting corner at the second attempt for his fifth Premier League goal of the campaign. It is about getting the defence stabilised quickly'.

'The character and mentality of the team is OK, now they need a match plan which fits to them, where you can force the opposition more than they did against Tottenham. If they like to go this way with us, they are invited.