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Saints remain hungry to survive - Hasenhuttl

19th April 2019, 12:51 by Nick Harris

Ralph Hasenhuttl feels his Southampton side remain "very hungry" as they look for the points needed to stay up.

The Saints have delivered four wins from their past six matches to move within touching distance of safety.

However, following Cardiff's midweek victory over fellow relegation-battlers Brighton, Hasenhuttl knows there is still more work to be done.

"For sure we need more than 36 points," Hasenhuttl said, as he prepares the squad for Saturday's trip to Newcastle.

"We are five points clear of Cardiff, three points clear of Brighton. But you see the result on Tuesday shows nobody gives up, there is no knockout for Cardiff, they are still alive.

"I expect them to fight very hard until the end. We have to do the same, and I can guarantee we will do.

"We have been speaking about the 40 points and therefore we need four more."

Hasenhuttl added at a press conference reported by the club: "The good thing is I don't have the feeling my team is leaning back, they stay focused.

"Although it is a long season so far, I have a feeling they are very hungry, they want to hunt and take more points. That is a good signal for me.

"If you feel how nice it is to win games, then you get motivated more often, and that is what I can feel at the moment."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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