Southampton: £52k-a-week star will be ‘super determined’ at St Mary’s

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl watches on

Southampton striker Che Adams will be ‘super determined’ to put Saturday’s performance behind him after he missed two glorious chances against Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to journalist Dean Jones.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has overseen a solid start to the season for the Saints but will now be hoping his inability to sign more than one striker during the summer transfer window does not come back to bite him.

What did Adams do on Saturday?

Southampton crashed to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of Wolves at Molineux on Saturday afternoon, with Daniel Podence scoring the only goal of the game.

The result left the south coast outfit in 12th place in the Premier League, having already picked up wins against Chelsea and Leicester City this season.

Adams remains the club’s top scorer having scored a brace in the latter of those victories but will be eager to forget his latest performance.

Two big chances went begging for the Scotland international, one of which he managed to handball into the net from a yard out after he somehow missed his header completely.

After full-time, Hasenhuttl emphasised that he will continue to back Adams, saying: “I think he has this moment one time in a year he has such a situation, he had something similar against Fulham close to the goal. But it is ok, we will support him, we will push him.”

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What has Jones said on the incident?

Jones believes that the £52,000 per-week star will now be determined to bounce back from the miss with a bang in his next outing.

The journalist adds that he felt Southampton were unfortunate not to win the game too, saying their lack of additional reinforcements in the summer was not the reason for the loss.

When asked whether their failure to land a forward other than Sekou Mara was to blame for the defeat, Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “Perhaps but I do feel like they were a little bit unlucky too. I mean, Che Adams will feel like that was a one-off game and I think he’ll be super determined now to make sure that he puts that game behind him.”

Who could Southampton have signed?

Armando Broja was the club’s focal point in attack last season. But after his return to Chelsea, a new star man was arguably needed.

It was understood in the summer that Southampton were among the sides chasing PSV Eindhoven hot-shot Cody Gakpo, only for him to remain with the Dutch giants.

According to Football League World, Blackburn Rovers star Ben Brereton Diaz was also on their list, but the player once again stuck with his current club.

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