Hasenhüttl hails Sims impact

By SFC Media Sun 14 Apr Saints v Wolves
Photo by Matt Watson | Southampton FC

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl reserved praise for young winger Josh Sims after the 3-1 victory over Wolves at St Mary’s.

Sims helped Saints get off to the perfect start, when his low cross from the right teed up Nathan Redmond to give the hosts the lead just two minutes in.

And Hasenhüttl feels Sims can be a different option for him moving forward into the final five games.

“I am very happy with him because he deserved to play from the beginning. As a substitute he showed that he can help us with his speed,” he said.

“He had a good chance to score, unfortunately he didn’t, but I think he is another part and a different player which we need in our team.

“It is always good if you can surprise the opponent a little bit with new players and that’s what I like.”

Nathan Redmond’s two goals was another telling contribution to Saints’ success, with his incisive running causing problems for Wolves back line.

Hasenhüttl added: “I’m very happy that he scored again. I think he has waited six or seven games. What was very positive for me is that after the 1-0 he didn’t stop working, he was always going for the second goal.

“He has the quality and the second goal was a fantastic run from him, exactly what we were demanding from him today in the gap and he was very clinical.”

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