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Hasenhuttl sure Saints are better than record

29th January 2019, 12:59 by Aidan Perkins

Ralph Hasenhuttl has launched a veiled attack on previous Southampton bosses by insisting the squad at St Mary's has lots of potential.

Mark Hughes mustered just three wins in 22 Premier League matches in nine months at the helm, with Austrian Hasenhuttl replacing the Welshman in December.

Hasenhuttl needed just eight matches to surpass Hughes' league win tally on the south coast, and has now insisted Saints' existing squad has plenty of room for improvement.

"I think that shows, the point that we are not looking in the moment extremely quickly on new players," said Hasenhuttl.

"We see we have quick-learning players and that there's more potential than maybe a lot of other people thought they have.

"So that shows me this quick-learning team have the chance to make the step. Now we have the chance to find the limit.

"To take this to the summer and let everyone show us how good they are, how much they can develop their game.

"We have a good chance to stay in this Premier League and then look beyond that."

No-nonsense boss Hasenhuttl is clearing the decks at St Mary's this month, more focused on trimming his squad than adding new talent.

Manolo Gabbiadini has joined Sampdoria for £12million, with Cedric Soares loaned to Inter and Wesley Hoedt farmed out to Celta Vigo.

Hasenhuttl has admitted striker Charlie Austin could also leave before the window shuts, with Saints chasing Birmingham forward Che Adams.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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