Southampton boss Ronald Koeman: Top-four finish is possible

Ronald Koeman has been speaking in his weekly press conference ahead of Southampton's match against Tottenham on Sunday.

Southampton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman has said that a top-four finish is possible for the club, as long as they continue their fine start to the Premier League season.

When asked if he thought a top-four finish could be on the cards, the Saints boss told reporters: "If we continue like this, I think there is a possibility [of finishing in the top four].

"Normally teams like Tottenham and Man United will be up there because they have enough very good players, but we'll try to do it in our way and if we keep the belief and spirit nothing is impossible."

It's safe to say Southampton have shocked many people with the way they have started the new Premier League season.

After the number of high-profile players who left the Saints over the summer, you would not really have been questioned for predicting a very difficult year for the club.

Many would certainly not have expected to see the Hampshire-based club sitting in second place, just three points behind leaders Chelsea after six games.

Full credit must go to Koeman and his staff, who have come in and rebuilt arguably a stronger squad than the one that they finished last season with.

A top-four finish might be a tad ambitious for the club this season, but the way they are going there is a great chance that they could better their highest league position of eighth, which Mauricio Pochettino achieved last season.

Southampton face their ex-manager for the first time on Sunday in a much better position than his Tottenham side, who are currently eighth in the league with only eight points.

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