Koeman Not Obsessed with Champions League Tickets
Southampton – Southampton rate in the Premier League this season to temporarily put them in the Champions League zone. However, the manager Ronald Koeman still reluctant to talk about the chances of his team to qualify for the Champions League.
After the Premier League runs 19 weeks, Southampton fourth position of the standings or the deadline for the Champions League zone. Graziano Pelle et al. collecting 33 points, goal difference from Arsenal that is one level below it.
Despite his team being in a favorable position, Koeman was reluctant to talk about the chances of qualifying for the Champions League Southampton. The Dutch manager just wanted the Saints to focus for the match one by one.
“For me it’s not an obsession,” said Koeman told Sky Sports.
“I would look at how we play, and if we play in the system, building a team organization, then we will be there at seven or eight top teams in the league, because of the quality we had, and we had to show it.”
“But it’s not an obsession, because I do not like to see the standings every weekend, it does not mean anything,” he continued.
“Okay if it was before last week, it was different. But this is only half of the season. On Thursday, we face a tough game and a lot of that will come. We have to keep doing what we are doing and most importantly for the game one by one,” Koeman said.
Southampton will face a crucial match for the four big duel in the 20th week of the Premier League. Southampton will host Arsenal on Thursday (01/01/2015) night.