Hasenhüttl pleased with Altach test

By SFC Media time Sun 14 Jul SCR Altach v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Ralph Hasenhüttl

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl described the pre-season game with SCR Altach as the ideal test at the end of the team's training camp in Austria.

Saints drew 1-1 with their Austrian Bundesliga opponents, as Ché Adams scored within two minutes of his first appearance for the club, capping what Hasenhüttl felt was an excellent week away.

"It was the test we expected, after these hard training sessions, after this hard week, against an opponent who is one week from the start [of their season]," said the Saints boss, who fielded a different XI in each half.

"It was a tough game. They showed they can also play good football.

"The first half both teams had a lot of chances and the second half it was a little bit less. 

"It was an intense week, but finally at the end of it I have seen a few good things and a few things I didn't like, so it was exactly the test I wanted, and with no injuries, so it was good."

it was a perfect week.

ralph hasenhüttl
on the team's austria training camp

Hasenhüttl added: "It was a perfect week, I think. We had fantastic facilities here, the weather was ok, the guys worked very hard and it was a very good atmosphere. Also with the last test against Altach, I'm happy."

Saints now return home, where they will continue their work, ahead of a visit to Preston next Saturday and then the trips to Macau and Dublin.

"We have another topic now this week, and time to work," said Hasenhüttl. "We have the China trip, so there is a little bit of travelling next week, but it's ok."


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