Hasenhuttl:”It’s been important getting six points, but we march on.”
Nairobi, Kenya 22 December 2018 23:30 GMT
Southampton Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl was pleased with the ‘six-pointer’ win but urged his side to march on after winning two in a row with Nathan Redmond, Danny Ings penalty and Obafemi’s first premier league goal with Philip Billings consolation for Huddersfield Town.
“I’m happy to have emotional moments with them at Christmas, and I’m happy they have seen a Southampton team that they want to see,” said the Austrian, who replaced Mark Hughes earlier this month.
“This was an important win to see how far we are in our development against an opponent who doesn’t give many chances to win the ball early,” Hasenhuttl told BBC Sport.
“It’s been important getting six points, but we march on.”
“If you look at the table you know how important the three points were because there are now three points between us and the club in 18th,” he was quoted by the club website
“It was important against a team that was never giving up and we knew how tough it would be here to win. To win away is another step in our development and it was important to show ourselves we had the quality to do so.
“We had the same shape as last week but we knew we would face more long balls. They were really uncompromising in defence, but also when we had our chances.
“The first goal was perfectly played and I’m very happy for Redmond that he scored. I think with his quality it’s a perfect run, he has to do it a lot more often. I’m happy!”