Ralph Hasenhuttl was absolutely delighted with Southampton’s team work in their 3-2 win over Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
Very little was expected from the Saints this afternoon, who have managed to pick up a meager nine points after 16 Premier League games, ahead of their clash with an Arsenal side on a 22-game unbeaten run.
However, in the shock result of the weekend Hasehuttl’s side ended Emery’s long-running streak with a 3-2 win at St Mary’s Stadium, with the Saints taking the lead three times thanks to a Danny Ings brace and Charlie Austin’s winner.
Speaking after the game, the Austrian was delighted with the way his team worked together:
“I think it was a fantastic game from our team,” Hasenhuttl told the media after the game.
“From the first minute we saw a team working as a team.
“We were very good committed working against the ball and they get very focused and after 10 or 15 minutes they felt it could work in that manner and with every ball contact and counter attack we put on the pitch this belief in what they do was rising.
“That was the main part in the beginning but it’s not enough against such a team as they have so much quality they don’t need a lot of chances.
“I don’t think we gave much away and to come back again and again and again was amazing. “It showed we have the character to face problems and to make the next step.
“I think the crowd was helping us in a few moments and when came 85 minutes it was a fantastic moment. We scored a third goal and it was very emotional.
“I think we deserved to win.”