Win over Inter a morale boost, says McQueen

By SFC Media Thu 03 Nov Saints vs Inter

Sam McQueen feels that Southampton’s 2-1 win over Internazionale gives the team a platform to qualify out of the Group stage in the UEFA Europa League.

Full back McQueen was pleased to see Saints make home advantage count by seeing off the Italians at St Mary’s a fortnight on from a disappointing defeat at San Siro.

With two games remaining of the group, Saints are in a good position to qualify for the Round of 32, but need one more win to secure their progress.

“It means we’ve got our fate in our hands, which is all we can ask for, so it’s down to us as to how well we want to do in this group,” he said.

“We want to win our next two games and then we should be comfortably through and in a good position for getting into the next stages.

“We’re in a good position and we just want to get more and more.

“This was huge for us,” he added. “We’re desperate to get ready for the next game for the match against Hull away and then prepare for our next Europa game too.”

McQueen made his sixth appearance of the season in the success as his rapid collection of first team appearances shows no sign of slowing down.

“I’ve said to a lot of people over the last few weeks that it’s not hit me yet what I’ve been doing and for the team it might not hit us until we settle down a bit and do recovery,” he highlighted.

“I’m sure we’ll all be buzzing off the result and be talking about it. It’s going to give us a massive morale boost for our confidence and everyone will be walking around the training ground with a smile on their face which they should be.

“There’ll be a buzz about the club which hopefully we can use and harness that feeling for the next few games.”


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