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Hojbjerg hails ‘perfect team performance’ as Southampton earn massive win over Brighton

Pierre Hojbjerg has hailed Southampton’s ‘perfect team performance’ after they earned a crucial 1-0 win at Brighton.

The Danish midfielder scored the only goal to seal a vital three points for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, moving them five points clear of the Premier League drop zone with seven games left to play.

Hojbjerg was full of praise for his side’s performance at the Amex Stadium, with Southampton now having won three of their past four fixtures to ease their relegation concerns.

“Our technical play can be better,’’ he told Sky Sports after the game.

”Performing as a team was excellent. In these away games you don’t get a win by being nice. You get it by being brutal and clinical.

“It was the perfect team performance. We’re one step closer but we’re not there yet.”

Southampton’s next fixture is a home clash with title contenders Liverpool at St Mary’s on April 5.

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