Cortese expects more from Southampton players this season

Southampton chairman Nico Cortese expects more from his players this coming season.

Southampton chairman Nico Cortese expects more from his players this coming season.

Cortese expects a big season from his players, demanding an improvement on last term's 14th- placed finish in their first campaign back in the Premier League.

He told the Daily Mail: "I watch the players train every couple of weeks, but I don't tell them I'm coming,' he added. 'There's a rumour they train harder when I turn up and, if that's true, I hope they do.

"I observe, I try to pick things up, to assess the mood and decide if I need to change something."

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