Why the hard work starts now for Southampton


Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, left, greets Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino (Picture: AP Photo)

You could say it was the ultimate respect paid by Mauricio Pochettino to his former team on Sunday, as his Spurs side made stifling Southampton their primary business.

In truth Ronald Koeman fell foul of the Argentinian’s one trick and failed to counter it.

That is not necessarily a surprise, plenty of managers failed to do so last season too, but it is frustrating given that as a Saints fan we know how you can.Send it long.

Koeman has shown that he is perfectly prepared to mix up the type of passing in the games so far, but perhaps didn’t utilise the ball over the top that Pochettino’s Saints often couldn’t cope with.

In truth though, Saints could have snatched a point and perhaps more. They didn’t play well, but Spurs weren’t much better and if…

View original post 194 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s