Southampton manager targets 40 points before celebrating Saints' survival

Ruben Hill
April 14, 2019

They fell behind in the second minute when Redmond poked the ball into the roof of the net at the near post after James Ward-Prowse released Josh Sims on the right flank and the winger delivered a sharp low cross.

"But we have a special relationship I think".

Since the beginning of the game, our defensive organisation was not at our best.

"I knew it was only a question of time for him to be scoring again".

Shane Long added a third for the Saints, which moved eight points clear of 18th-placed Cardiff in the last relegation spot.

Hasenhuttl was quick however to warn his squad that there will be no easing off until safety is ensured.

- Southampton have won eight of their 18 Premier League games under Hassenhuttl, as many as they had won in 52 games under their two previous permanent managers combined (Mark Hughes 3/22, Mauricio Pellegrino 5/30).

"You can read the table and we are always speaking about the 40 points and as long as we don't have 40 points I don't celebrate staying in the league so there is still a long way to go. It was a good start from a team that was hard for me to select".

"It's the most handsome moment of the weekend if you can win and celebrate with the fans". "That's the most lovely moment of the weekend. That was our big goal today, to show our fans that we were very concentrated from the first minute on winning this game".

"To give them back what they give us during 90 minutes".

Wolves are winless in their last five Premier League away games (D2 L3), and have lost back-to-back league games on the road for the first time this season.

Saints could have scored more as Sims twice missed the target from excellent positions inside the box.

Nuno interrupted and said: "Sorry?"

Wolves will now head to Marbella for some warm-weather training, with Nuno insisting his men had not suffered at Saints due to any FA Cup hangover.

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