Puel: We deserved this win

By SFC Media Sun 22 Jan Saints vs Leicester
Photo by Matt Watson | Claude Puel

Claude Puel says Southampton’s players got what they deserved for an impressive performance, as they beat Leicester City 3-0 at St Mary’s.

A fine first-half display helped Saints into a two-goal lead, as James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez both found the net, before Dušan Tadić added a third from the penalty spot.

The result ends Saints’ run of four without a win in the Premier League, and Puel was delighted with the performance of his side in the victory.

“It’s a good win for all of my players, to get what they deserved for their performance,” Puel told southamptonfc.com after the game.

“It was the same in the last games; we had the quality on the pitch with many opportunities like today.

“We had quality but without what we deserved and a clinical edge to our play.

“Against Leicester we stayed until the end with a clean sheet, with three goals and this is good for my players and the spirit of the team.”

Saints may well have been out of sight before Tadić added the penalty, but was also pleased to see goals coming from midfield, as Ward-Prowse netted the opener.

“I think we can finish the game off before, but it’s a good situation to prepare for the game against Liverpool,” Puel added.

“I saw interesting things, like Ward-Prowse’s goal. For me it’s important to see midfielders and defenders scoring in our squad.

“I like this goal because it’s a midfielder who scored, and it was a beautiful action.”

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