Clinical display delights Puel

By SFC Media Sat 04 Mar Watford vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Claude Puel

Claude Puel was thrilled with the clinical edge that Southampton displayed in their dramatic win at Watford.

Saints triumphed 4-3 at Vicarage Road, with Nathan Redmond bagging two, while Dušan Tadić got one and Manolo Gabbiadini continued his sensational start to life at the club with a strike of his own.

It means Puel's side have scored eight goals in their last two Premier League matches – both away from home – while they've netted ten in their last three.

"All these goals will give confidence for the team and we know we can come back in games if we push, and this is important for the confidence," said Puel.

"This gives confidence to all the players, but also the strikers. We saw Nathan, who had success. I am very happy for him and the team.

"I am satisfied with this game and satisfied also with how clinical we were on the pitch."

While Gabbiadini continues to grab headlines, with six goals in his first four Southampton games, Puel says it is about more than just him.

"It's important also that other players can score," said the Saints boss. "It's not just Gabbiadini.

"It was difficult for him today, because he played against three centre-backs, but he scored his goal and it's important, because he feels the play, he feels the good way of the ball and it's important for the team to find a good clinical edge."

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