Pellegrino: We can build on Hammers success

By SFC Media Sun 20 Aug Saints v West Ham
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Mauricio Pellegrino says his side can build on the performance against West Ham United in the Premier League.

Charlie Austin’s late penalty secured the first victory of the season, after Manolo Gabbiadini and Dušan Tadić had also opened their accounts.

And while the Saints boss was pleased with a crucial win, he feels there is still room for improvement.

“I think in the first-half, particularly the first 25 minutes we played well. We had the possibility to score goals and we arrived in wide areas with efficiency,” Pellegrino reflected.

“In counter-attacks we were really dangerous. After the second goal for me, we could not control the ball, not in terms of possession because we had it, but in terms of scoring the third goal we need to be more clinical in those moments.”

On the goalscorers, he added: “The important thing is if they score it’s the best for the team.

“For the strikers, scoring goals completes their work but the best thing is that we won against a strong team.”

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