Hasenhüttl praises fans' influence

By SFC Media Sun 20 Jan Saints v Everton
Photo by Chris Moorhouse | Southampton FC

Ralph Hasenhüttl praised the role of the Southampton fans after seeing his side earn a 2-1 victory over Everton in the Premier League.

The result meant back-to-back wins for the second time under his stewardship, something that hadn’t previously been achieved since April 2017.

James Ward-Prowse’s strike and a bizarre own goal from Lucas Digne secured all three points, as Saints stood tall in injury time after Gylfi Sigurðsson had pulled one back, backed by a vociferous St Mary’s.

Asked about the fans influence, Hasenhüttl said: “I think today they had a very good feeling of what the team needs in what moment. That’s what I was talking about during the week.

“The development on the pitch is one thing but in the stands it is another and you felt they knew very well what the team needs in what moment.

“It’s a very good feeling for the guys to play down there. It should be easier to win here in Southampton in the future and that’s what we have tried to work on.”

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