Hojbjerg: A “mental boost” from Hasenhüttl

By SFC Media time Tue 18 Dec Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Photo by Matt Watson | Southampton FC

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has hailed the immediate impact made by new First Team Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl following Sunday’s thrilling 3-2 win over Arsenal at St Mary’s.

A full week of implementing his ideas onto his squad yielded a second league victory of the season for Saints following a 1-0 defeat to Cardiff in the Austrian’s first match in charge the previous weekend.

For Højbjerg, the work of the new coaching staff has been swift, providing a “mental and physical boost” to Staplewood.

“He has brought new ideas,” he said, “and given everyone a mental and physical boost and that’s what the group needed.”

“We did some of the things that the manager wanted and it really paid off, especially for the final goal.

“It's important for everyone after the loss (against Cardiff) to see that the work we did during the week with the coach; believing in him, believing in the system, believing in ourselves but still not losing the DNA of the club and the players. It was massive towards getting the three points on Sunday."

Related

Hasenhüttl: We must keep working
chevron right
Feature Interview: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Feature Interview: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Saints skipper reveals his relentless drive to succeed.

chevron rightRead More timeWed 13 Mar
Højbjerg feels Hughes impact Højbjerg: From now, we can’t hide
Return to St Mary’s: Update your details
Return to St Marys

Return to St Mary’s: Update your details

Season Ticket holders are required to update their customer details by Wednesday 2nd December.

time2 hours ago
Press Conference Round Up: Manchester United Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Man United