Koeman Now Pessimistic Southampton Will Keep The Big Four
Southampton – Southampton manager, Ronald Koeman, was optimistic his team would continue until the end of the last four seasons. However, his opinion was little changed after the Saints lost 0-1 to Swansea.
Playing in front of their own supporters in St. Mary’s, Monday (02/02/2015) pm dawn, Southampton appear dominant. Not only won control of the ball, they also have more experiments to score.
ESPNFC noted, Graziano Pelle et al. won control of the ball up to 63%. It is so, Southampton also has a lot of experiments to score –15 attempts with 6 of them on target.
While Swansea only has 6 attempts and only one targeted. However, the only attempt on target, which is released Jonjo Shelvey, Swansea fruiting be scored.
“We can imagine teams like Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool to win matches. They are a great team with a lot of good players. I would not be surprised if they get up in the final phase of the competition,” said Koeman as reported by The Independent.
“Now we have to play well in every game. It can be seen, if the players we are not in the best level, our difficulties.”
“Not sekaipun we perbah think that we could be kept in four zones, because it is hard.”
“Our position after this defeat is hard, but we’ll keep trying. We’ve got up after a string of poor results in December and I’m sure we can do it again,” said Koeman.
However, when it managed to beat Newcastle United 2-1 on January 18, Koeman had expressed optimism that Southampton could survive in the big four.
The difference is, when the victory over Newcastle solidify their position in third in the standings. Now, the position of Southampton relegated to fourth place standings.
“I think, we can maintain this position,” Koeman said after the victory over Newcastle.