Barclays Premier League side Southampton, home to Kenyan international Victor Wanyama has stabilized well in the season after a slow start to the season and the team has been touted as a contender for a Champions League place.
However, manager Ronald Koeman is acting all coy about the prospects as he prepares his team to take on newly promoted side, AFC Bournemouth in a week 11 league clash.
Koeman says at this stage of the season, where the team is placed is not much of a concern because it is always a marathon and he picked on Chelsea’s example.
Chelsea has struggled so far in the season but Koeman believes the champions will come good with time.
“At this stage of the season the position is not the most important. It’s so close to everybody, higher and lower. It’s not the time to look at the league.
“Our experience tells us it’s very difficult to finish in the top four. Chelsea are now struggling but they will come back because they have good players. I don’t think they’ll struggle from now to the end of the season,” he said in his pre match comments.