Monday, October 23, 2017

Puel delighted with sublime Southampton second half

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 25 Sep 2016

35 Views

Southampton boss Claude Puel praised his side for a sublime second half in their comfortable 3-0 win away to West Ham on Sunday.

Charlie Austin gave the visitors the lead in the 40th minute at London Stadium with the game’s first shot on target, before Dusan Tadic and James Ward-Prowse sealed Saints’ second Premier League win in a row after the interval.

Puel was unhappy with the way his players utilised possession against a defensive West Ham side in the first 45 minutes, but commended the way in which they improved after taking the lead.

“I think our first half was very difficult, it wasn’t good football for us,” he told Sky Sports. “It was important to correct this.

“You can see a good team in the second half, many chances. It was a game of two faces. We lost the ball [in the first half], we were not patient and it was difficult to put the ball on the ground. We didn’t respect our game.

“It was very interesting to see the correction from my players. I’m very happy for them.

“The second goal was fantastic but we had many, many chances. It’s always dangerous if the second doesn’t come, and the third was a real pleasure for the players.

“I like my players to have good concentration. We have to improve and to correct things, and it’s important to keep working. We play many games and all the squad participate very well.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top