Koeman on the area he's not surprised Saints are strong in

Southampton's Ronald Koeman is not surprised by the success that his midfielders have had in-front of goal.

Ronald Koeman says that he is not surprised that Southampton's midfielders have been able to chip in with so many goals.

The likes of Jack Cork, Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama have all hit the back of the net to date this season, despite not being considered goalscoring midfielders, but Koeman is not surprised at their success.

The Dutchman says that this has come about as a result of the hard-work which is put in on the training ground and he wants them to continue hitting the back of the net as the season progresses.

“We gave the midfielders the freedom to go up and to score goals, because we can’t live from one player who scores all the goals,” Koeman said to the Basingstoke Gazette. 

“We need more players scoring goals, because that’s a quality of a team, and we work on that every week.

“It isn’t a surprise that now Cork is scoring, Wanyama is scoring, Schneiderlin is scoring, because we like that and they get that freedom to do that.

“If you have a good rotation in the midfield it’s always difficult for opponents to have a good defending on that, and that’s important.”

Saints have been one of the most impressive teams in England over the course of the season and their attacking quality was on full display last weekend.

The South-Coast club smashed eight goals past a hapless Sunderland side at the weekend, as they strengthened their claim to be genuine top-four chasers this season.

There is already talk coming out of St. Mary's of a potential Champions League qualification push this campaign and they will be determined to continue their good form, to prove their doubters wrong. 

This weekend Southampton face Stoke City, as they look to build on the momentum they have gained over recent weeks. 

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