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Ralph Hasenhuttl praises Stuart Armstrong over new deal

Sat 02 January 2021 | 1:59

Southampton manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl praised Stuart Armstrong as “a very smart player” after the Scotland player signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal at St Mary’s.

The 28-year-old, who has played in 79 Saints games since moving in from Celtic in 2018, has pledged his future to the team until 2024.

Hasenhuttl

remarked:

“I am very happy with this news. Stuart is a very smart player and is someone who is important for our team.

“He has become more comfortable and confident playing in the number 10 position, and it has been pleasing to see the development he has made as a result of the work he has done with us on this.

“I think he is someone who can continue to improve and make a very positive contribution for us here in the future, so it is good for the club and for him also to sign this deal.”

Southampton currently stand 9th in the Premier League.

And Armstrong is eager on continuing their upward trajectory under

Hasenhuttl

.

“I’m very happy,”

he said. 

“It’s a great group, we’re doing well, it’s very positive, and to extend my time here and be part of the club going into the future is something I’m very happy about.

“It’s a great club to be a part of and it’s a club that has a feel of positivity and heading in the right direction.”

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