Ronald Koeman has blamed his Southampton’s recent poor form on their lack of confidence…
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman claims his side have lost confidence lately, and are suffering because of it, according to ESPN.
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The Dutchman’s side were looking like shock contenders for a top four place at the start of the season, but have since begun to fall away.
They have won just one game in their last five, and a 1-0 defeat against Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion could see them drop down to seventh.
To collapse so close to the end of the season would be a shame, and Koeman knows his side have to improve if they are to prevent that from happening.
“The whole team’s form is down on earlier this season. There’s a little less confidence than we had, but the best thing for confidence is to win and next Tuesday is important,” he said.
“I was always realistic. I never thought we’d qualify for the Champions League because a lot of big teams normally fight for that in the table.
“We have to fight for more points than Southampton did last season. We’ll play our way and see what happens.
“We have to accept it and keep going. Every game is a difficult one and every team is fighting to win. The problem is going a goal down, it’s more difficult.”