X

Wednesday 24
April

Southampton

Hasenhuttl pleased with young players

4th February 2019, 13:19 by Daniel McCarthy

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says he has been pleased with the role his young players have played since joining the club.

The 51-year-old Austrian replaced Mark Hughes in December with the club in danger of being sucked into a relegation battle, but has picked up 15 points in his 10 games in charge.

His high-pressing game has seen him favour younger players at the expense of more experienced ones, with Manolo Gabbiadini and Steven Davis departing permanently, and Wesley Hoedt and Cedric Soares being sent out on loan.

Callum Slattery, Yan Valery, Sam Gallagher and Kayne Ramsay have all seen game time and Hasenhuttl says their impact means they did not have to go out and sign anyone in January.

"I know there were some voices that said 'we don’t sign players in the transfer period' but we played with a lot of young players and Callum Slattery had his first game in the Premier League," he told reporters.

"We have a lot of new players signed from our own youth team and Slat is another one of the good young guys in our club.

"Maybe we didn’t sign a new player but we have four or five young players who have made their first steps in professional football; players like Valery, Ramsay and Slattery.

"They can be our future. Although we didn’t sign a new player, for me we have a different team now."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

More Southampton

Southampton

Long feels record overshadowed by draw

24th April 2019, 10:50

Shane Long says breaking the record for the fastest Premier League goal was tainted by Southampton's failure to beat Watford.

Southampton

Saints not safe yet says Hasenhuttl

24th April 2019, 00:59

Southampton are still not safe from relegation after they drew 1-1 at Watford last night, Ralph Hasenhuttl insists.

Southampton

Austin advised to move on by Hasenhuttl

23rd April 2019, 11:16

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has indicated to Charlie Austin he will need to leave this summer if he wants regular game-time.

Southampton

Saints wait on defender duo

23rd April 2019, 02:23

Southampton will check on the fitness of defenders Jannik Vestergaard and Yan Valery ahead of tonight's trip to Watford.

Southampton

Gunn hails Hasenhuttl impact

20th April 2019, 09:56

Angus Gunn says the "tougher demands" of boss Ralph Hasenhuttl are key to Southampton's push towards safety.

Southampton

Saints to check on Vestergaard for Newcastle clash

19th April 2019, 17:49

Southampton have several injury concerns for Saturday's clash at Newcastle with Jannik Vestergaard amongst those facing fitness checks.

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Sangarius lined up for York outing

24th April 2019, 12:33

Khalid Abdullah's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe claims Sangarius may begin his season in the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes.

Cricket

Willey trying to remain in control

24th April 2019, 12:09

Yorkshire's David Willey is trying to keep his feelings in check but he is excited about the summer ahead and England's World Cup bid.

Cricket

Ali raring to go for England

24th April 2019, 11:39

England spin ace Moeen Ali is now looking ahead to England's summer after rediscovering his form in the IPL.

Tennis

ATP Finals to leave London after 2020

24th April 2019, 11:23

Turin has been named as the new host city for the ATP World Tour Finals from 2021, replacing London's O2 Arena.

Newcastle United

Genesio and Rutten eager to fill Benitez's shoes

24th April 2019, 11:11

Fred Rutten and Bruno Genesio have reportedly told Newcastle they would be keen to take over from Rafael Benitez if he were to leave.

Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim target Hoops starlet

24th April 2019, 11:07

Hoffenheim are reported to be weighing up a move for young Celtic defender Liam Morrison.

West Ham United

Hammers star looks ahead

24th April 2019, 11:00

West Ham star Robert Snodgrass is relishing the trip to face Tottenham in their new stadium at the weekend.

Rugby Union

Holmes blow for Tigers

24th April 2019, 10:51

Leicester have been hit by the news outside back Jonah Holmes has been ruled out of the final three games of the season through injury.