Southampton boss Koeman delighted with debut win

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman was happy to kickoff his Saints career with victory over EHC Hoensbroek.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman was happy to kickoff his Saints career with victory over EHC Hoensbroek.

Koeman used different sides for each half of what was Saints’ first pre-season friendly, with Sam McQueen, Calum Chambers, Billy Sharp and Steven Davis netting in a 4-0 win.

“It’s not only the result that is important, but the way that we played,” Koeman told youtube.com/southamptonfc after the game.

“The instruction before the match was to play offensively with a lot of rotations in the midfield and with wing players.

“Every player played 45 minutes, and we said that we wanted them to press for 45 minutes – and I think we did that well.

“We had some good possibilities and we scored a great fourth goal through Steven Davis.

“In general, I am happy with how the players did. Normally the result has to be eight- or nine-nil, but it was our first [friendly] and the first is always difficult for everybody.”

 
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