Southampton FC manager Ronald Koeman has lauded the team for a consistent season ahead of the last match at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday 15th May.
The Saints, Kenyan international Victor Wanyama’s team, have matched the club’s record premier league point tally of 60, which was set a year ago and the team’s strength has the Dutchman purring.
“The difference is that this season we have a stronger club with more competition than what we had last season. I think the team is more consistent than it was last year. Also, the belief and the spirit was a very good way on our first season and we play good football.
“We did not score enough in our away games, but we had great performances at home, we beat all the big clubs, and I think everybody can be proud about Southampton. Maybe I need to say this after Sunday because of course we’d like to finish strong this season and to win the game, but we need to understand it’s a difficult one.
“We need to be at our best and then it’s a fantastic season. Younger players are improving and I think the team looks even stronger than last year. Players learn from Premier League seasons and that’s good, because that’s about developing as an individual player and as a team and that’s very good,” the Dutchman said as quoted on the club site.
Saints are ranked seventh on the 20-team log on 60 points with a game to go. This season, they have won 17 games, drew nine and lost only eleven matches. Wanyama has played in 29 of the 37 games, scoring a goal.