Davis: We want to finish strongly

By SFC Media Wed 19 Apr Chelsea vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Steven Davis

Steven Davis has urged his Southampton teammates to make the most of the final seven games of the season.

Saints currently sit ninth in the Premier League table, and the club captain believes that a finish inside the top eight would cap off a successful campaign.

“Overall if we were to do that [finish in the top eight] then we could look back on the season with a lot of good memories and experiences,” he started.

“Hopefully we can now take that on into future seasons. Again it was a summer of change at the top with the manager and a change of personnel in the team.

“So with all of that to contend with and then to come into the season with a game every three days right up until Christmas; we dealt with it all relatively well and now we just want to finish strongly and show our true qualities.”

As well as a change in personnel and management, Davis has also had to adapt to a new role inside the Saints dressing room.

Named club captain by Claude Puel in January, the Northern Ireland man has also led the team out on a number of occasions in the absence of team captain Virgil van Dijk.

“I’ve enjoyed it,” added Davis.

“It was a very proud moment to be asked to take the captaincy and I was obviously delighted.

“It’s a bit of a different set-up to what we are used to with Virgil and I sharing the role, but it’s always very proud to get any chance to lead the team out and wear the armband.”

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