Southampton Ready to Play in Europe
Jakarta – At the beginning of the season Southampton did not dare to shoot the target to be a ticket to European competition. Okay performance at half the competition and victory over Manchester United to change it all. The Saints are now aiming for European competition next season.
Southampton is now in the top three standings after collecting 36 points from 21 matches. The success rose to the position obtained from the 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The win is a fantastic achievement for them because since the Premier League began the club had never won at Theater of Dreams. But what makes Ronald Koeman and all enthusiastic players are increasingly opening up opportunities to qualify for European competition next season.
Tickets for the Champions League so far still looks logical to obtain Soton. But if not, Koeman confident that his team can get more invitations to play in the Europa League.
“We have a goal (to qualify for Europe), but at the beginning of the season you have to wait. Now it can be said that we strive to be a ticket to Europe. Five or six large, we will fight until the end of the season,” said Koeman at the BBC.
“This victory speaks volumes about our ambitions. We showed we can beat the big teams. The conviction was there in the team today and paved the way for the three points. It’s not an easy game for Southampton, also in previous matches, but our supporters finally able to celebrate the victory at Old Trafford, “he continued after the game.