St Mary’s side have had a stunning start to the season.
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman believes his in-form side could mount a genuine Premier League title challenge after a stunning start to the season according to Goal.com.
The St Mary’s side sit in second spot just four points off top of the table Chelsea, with Kenyan Victor Wanyama’s 40 yard effort enough to see the south-coast side to victory at the KC Stadium.
Saturday’s win over Hull City was Southampton’s 10th in 11 matches in all competitions and led to the club’s traveling fans to, somewhat optimistically, chant ‘we’re going to win the league’, and Koeman doesn’t believe such an achievement is impossible, stating;
“Maybe, maybe [we can challenge for the title],”
“[We are] always positive. [If we] continue winning, continue up in the table then why not?
“Because we have a good team organisation. I think we showed that again.
“In the first half after the incredible [goal from] Victor, we were maybe a bit sloppy after that for 20 to 25 minutes and Hull dominated but didn’t create any good chances, and didn’t create any chances in the second half.
“The expectation is high. I like that because we like to win. We are football players and we like to win games. If you win games you will have good possibilities to maybe play in Europe, you never know.
“Everyone knows we have to work hard every day. The players are incredible in the way they act together, the spirit we showed today is important. We have to keep that.”
Koeman paid tribute to Wanyama for his goal and overall contribution to the cause.
“He was fantastic,” he added. “The goal was amazing, but also how he played today.
“He was strong, winning the battles, playing good on the ball, he had good positional play. It’s fantastic to have those kind of players.”