Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed comments from chairman Ralph Krueger about keeping the squad together.
Pochettino was happy to hear such strong words and feels it is vital for the club.
"It's clear that for any team not just Southampton Football Club it's very good that you get assurance for the future," said the Saints boss.
"When you have in place a structure as we do at Southampton Football Club it's important to get those assurances that we are going to keep important players and that's always the case in any club.
"It's important to keep on growing in the future and to look to the future in an optimistic way, to know that we are going to do well in the future as well, not just to keep your important players but also to add players that can provide a very good stability for the team. Of course it's very good news."
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