Koeman ecstatic with away form

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has voiced his pleasure at his side’s away form against the big teams in the league this season.

The Saints have managed to beat Chelsea and Manchester United and have picked up vital away points against Liverpool and Arsenal.

They didn’t manage to find the back of the net in the 0-0 draw against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, but the performance has still pleased Koeman.

The Saints will count themselves lucky to have earned a draw at the Emirates and found themselves under pressure at times but due to the fine form of goalkeeper Fraser Forster they were able to walk away with a point.

“That’s normally one of our strengths.” said Koeman. “We are a team who can play against big teams, better teams, more quality teams because we play out of good organisation.”

“It was not normal that Arsenal create so many chances against us. Normally we are defending better than today.”

“The season is difficult and the last few weeks we get the confidence back. The fourth clean sheet in a row is giving the confidence to the players.”

“To get one point against Arsenal, to win against Manchester United away, a win against Chelsea away, a point against Liverpool away is amazing. It’s a dream for Southampton.”

Koeman will be hoping his team can carry this fine form they have been showing into their next fixture against West Ham United on February 6th.

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