Valery: Tenerife camp has taught me a lot

By SFC Media Sat 16 Feb First team
Photo by Matt Watson | Yan Valery

Young Southampton defender Yan Valery believes the team's training camp in Tenerife has helped teach him some valuable lessons that he can take into the future.

The full-back was part of the squad that made the trip to the Spanish island this week, as Ralph Hasenhüttl took his players away for some intensive work both on and off the pitch.

For Valery, it was a tough, but also extremely worthwhile, five days.

"It was hard," said the 19-year-old. "We worked hard on the pitch and also outside – we had some meetings with the coach, some individual meetings and some videos to see what we have done good but also what we have done that was not so good.

"I've learned a few things from that. It was a hard week, and I think we need it for the next game against Arsenal."

with the videos and the work on the pitch, tactically i've learned a few things i will try to do in the next games.

yan valery
southampton defender

As Valery alluded, Hasenhüttl held individual meetings with each of his players and showed them video clips of both their best and worst moments since he took charge of the club in early December.

"It was good, because on the video you see some things that you don't see on the pitch," explained Valery.

"He showed me some positions where I could be higher or deeper, or some runs that I could do – a lot of things like that.

"I didn't see them on the pitch, so now I can try to replicate them and try to do it next time. It was good for that, and also to see what the manager thinks about you, and to talk one-to-one with him and Danny [Röhl, the assistant manager] as well.

"With the videos and the work on the pitch, tactically I've learned a few things that I will try to do in the next training sessions and the next games."

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