After an extremely promising start to the season for Southampton, it would seem that their success has been put on hold for now as they have entered a horrific run of bad form having lost all of their last four Premier League games consecutively.
Saints boss Ronald Koeman has remained upbeat in recent interviews stating that he feels his team are doing all the right things but aren’t getting the luck of the draw as of late.
This would perhaps be more acceptable before they were defeated by a goal to nil against relegation avoiders Burnley.
By all means, no disrespect to Burnley but they aren’t among the top teams in the division and the lack of funds currently restricting the club would suggest that you should take the three points off of them come match day – this wasn’t the case for Southampton, who have been flying since the start of the season bar these last four game.
After selling a large majority of their best players to Premier League opposition in the summer, critics had tipped them to go down – no one had foreseen the success they were to have throughout the season so far.
The Saints impressed early on in the season by maintaining second place in the division just behind run-away leaders Chelsea but have since slipped to fifth place – one behind an in-form West Ham who are also having an unprecedented good start to the season.
One can only wonder why the Saints have all of a sudden let their performances slip with promising young players like Nathanial Clyne and other talented seniors like Graziano Pelle and Morgan Schneiderlin on the books you would think that they would be going out all guns blazing each and every week – whether it be Manchester United or Burnley.
Ronald Koeman seems to remain level headed and upbeat despite recent performances and believes that they will get their season back on track if they keep doing the right things. We shall see…