Southampton defender Hooiveld enjoyed physical West Ham battle

Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld admits he enjoyed the physical battle with West Ham United. The Dutchman admits he "kind of liked" the direct approach of West Ham in the 1-1 draw.

Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld admits he enjoyed the physical battle with West Ham United.

The Dutchman admits he "kind of liked" the direct approach of West Ham in the 1-1 draw.

“It was exactly what we expected,” he said. “A lot of fights, a lot of scraps and high-tempo play. It was like a typical West Ham game against us.

“It’s kind of nice.

“It was a bit unfortunate I directly got an elbow after the second minute, but that’s part of it.

“I kind of liked it.”

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