Jaïdi hails "tremendous" Saints

By SFC Media Mon 19 Feb Newcastle v Saints
Photo by Radhi Jaïdi

Radhi Jaïdi was full of praise for his Southampton Under-23s side after they ran out comfortable 5-1 victors against Newcastle United in Premier League 2.

Goals from five different scorers in Nathan Tella, Michael Obafemi, Alfie Jones, Jake Hesketh and Siph Mdlalose earned a fourth win in five games, in all competitions.

And while Jaïdi felt his side deserved maximum spoils after a dominant team display, he's urged his youngsters to remain focussed.

“It was a tremendous performance from our boys from the start. We dominated the game in both halves and scored goals,” he reflected.

“We missed a couple of chances in the first-half but in the second-half we created chances and the attitude of all the boys was spot on, even the impact players.

“That shows how hard the boys worked and we’re so pleased with most of the performances, all the boys individually and collectively ticked the box as well as showing great quality on the ball.

“I think at the start of the season we had ups and downs but we have now found that consistency.

“Players understanding, players decision making and managing the games have all come together and you can see the results.

“Hopefully we can keep the momentum now which will bring us more positive results. We can’t be complacent, we have to keep going.”

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