Southampton Under-18s manager Craig Fleming has praised the manner in which his side secured a 2-1 victory away at Norwich City.
Second-half strikes from Jonathan Afolabi and Will Smallbone saw Saints defeat the Canaries, and Fleming was pleased to see such a response from his players.
“The result is obviously great for the lads,” he started.
“But the performance I thought was tremendous today. We put a few demands on from the performance last week and they delivered.
“Butts and I spoke to a few individuals throughout the week and they responded in the right way. I thought they were very good today.”
Saints went 1-0 down within the first minute at Colney Training Centre, but fought back to create a strong foothold in the game.
And Fleming felt his side’s impressive performance could well have warranted a heftier scoreline.
“We were very good on the ball today,” he continued.
“We dominated possession – that’s as good as I have seen us on the ball for some time, actually.
“In the middle two thirds of the pitch I thought we were tremendous. Good movement, good rotation in midfield, kept it and switched play well.
“It was probably just in their box that we needed to show a bit more quality with sharper movements to finish the chances we were creating.”