We need to keep going, says Romeu

By SFC Media Wed 05 Oct Oriol Romeu

Oriol Romeu feels Saints’ style of play is starting to click into gear after going six unbeaten in all competitions.

The Spanish midfielder has been an integral part of that success, as Claude Puel’s men continue to adapt well to the new system implemented.

But ahead of the international break, Romeu has warned that there can be no let-up if their rich vein of form is to carry on.

He said: “The feeling is good but maybe in the next game we lose and everything is gone again so we need to keep going and do the same every game.

“With Claude we are still learning and improving but so far it’s very good and we like to play this style, to have the ball and be the team managing the game.”

A strong defensive framework has seen an impressive six clean sheets in a row, something which Romeu says is owing to regular work on communication.

He added: “We had a big clean sheets record last year that gave us a lot of points as well and we need to do that again.

“It’s very good and, of course, in one of those games we could have conceded one goal but shows we’re defending very well and doing a good job.

“If we are defensively strong, we have quality up front and we know that the chances will come and the goals will come.

“We have to be constantly talking and giving messages to everyone. The centre-backs have to talk with the players in front and last year we did work to improve the communication and we’re doing the same under Claude.

“We’re doing that well trying to stop the players playing between the lines.”



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