The Poland international insists that his squad needs to show bravery as Southampton leans towards relegation battle in the 2020-21 Premier League.
were top of thePremier League
table for the first time in 32 years in November. However, they are now only seven points clear of the relegation zone, with their 1-0 defeat byEverton
extending their losses to eight out of nine league games.
revealed that his squad is running on a poor vein of form and
believes immediate action needs to be taken, particularly againstSheffield United
It’s time to step up and show our courage and our togetherness. It’s not easy, but we have to do it
,” he said.
I think it’s not good enough. One chance and they (Everton) score one goal. We need that game of ours back.
“We have to work hard and stick together as a team, but it’s very easy to argue at the moment as it’s not going the way we want it to go, but this is life and these times will get better.”
If Southampton aims to put an end to their poor performance which has seen them only one point since vanquishingLiverpool
in January, the odds will be on their side when they face Sheffield United as the rock bottom side has only had three victories this season.
The Austrian tactician knows that the outcome of only one game is not their main focus, but believes it is of great importance.
If we don’t win we are not relegated. We must pay attention to the position we are in. We have 30 points
,” he said.
It is not important what I think, it is important what the table says and with 30 points you are relegated.
“We have shown this season we can be a different side also. It is not always easy to find a way back to where we have been.
“There is hard work to do but you know us as a team, from what we have gone through in the past, you know for sure we will find a way out.
“I subbed on three academy players (at Everton) – I don’t know how many Premier League clubs do this but we have to do it because of our injuries.
“As soon as players come back we have more alternatives and better chance of being competitive.”