Ralph Hasenhuttl is "proud" of Southampton's endeavors in 2020 however recognized ongoing issues in the attacking line following their goalless stalemate against West Ham
played a difficult 0-0 impasse with
on Boxing Day and couldn't get through against
on Tuesday without their head coach, who is in quarantine after an individual from his family unit tested positive for Coronavirus.
“I must say that it was the end of a very, very good year for us,” Hasenhuttl said. “I think we took 56 points, and the final (point) against a team we have never picked up a point against so far (during Hasenhuttl’s tenure).
“I must say especially in the defence, the last round is perfect, we have two clean sheets in a row, we are much more stabilised now, although we play much more football now.
“The link that is missing at the moment is the final punch in the final third. I think in the last games we always score but it is offside.
“It’s not so easy for us to score at the moment but the most important thing is that we are still compact and we still are much more stable against the ball.
“In the year before I think that this was the basis of getting 56 points in 2020. I think for us as a club this is an amazing number, I think after Liverpool and Tottenham we have the most wins in this year so to be honest it’s much more than we expected to have.
“(I’m) happy and proud for the work that the guys did this year.”
Currently, Southampton stands in the 9th spot of thePremier League
, sharing their 26 points with four teams; Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea, and Aston Villa.
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