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Hasenhuttl Says Hard Work Continues
Tuesday, 1st Jan 2019 17:17
Ralph Hasenhuttl has spoken of how the work continues to implement his ideas and philosophy at Southampton Football Club.
Speaking ahead of the trip to Chelsea Ralph Hasenhuttl has talked of how he is working hard to get a certain philosophy into his squad.
That philosophy involves everyone being committed to the same aims and kicking in the same direction, the Austrian has always stressed that if each player does that then they will feel the benefit of his meticulous methods.
“We took two important wins after having a normal week of training which helped us a lot I think. You feel that was only the first step and the manners and behaviours can fall back when we don’t train in this manner,”
“We try to make sure they are working in our direction that we want to show our supporters. In some moments you can see how we want to press, how we want to hunt and if we do so then we will always have chances to score like we did against Manchester City and against other good teams we can do so.
“There’s a lot of work to do which is what we knew from the first moment and it has been a tough schedule over Christmas but there’s no alternative than to face these games and be as prepared as possible.
“Hopefully we make a surprising result in Chelsea as that would be fantastic.”
Hasenhüttl made six changes to his side for the home game against Manchester City giving youth it's chance, but he hinted that there would be more for the Chelsea game with some of the experienced players coming back after being rested on Sunday.
“It’s always a good opportunity if there are injured or suspended players. We have a lot of fresh players we can bring into the game again.
“We had Ings, Redmond, Armstrong and also the two centre backs Yoshida and Vestergaard.
“Matt Targett has a bit of a problem as he took a hit on a muscle but we’ll have a look but there is a possibility to bring a lot of fresh players in.”
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