Southampton hero: These two Koeman signings are 'class acts'

Toby Alderweireld

Ex-Southampton defender Claus Lundekvam has heaped praise on Toby Alderweireld and Dusan Tadic.

Saturday's 1-0 win over Hull City means that Southampton have now won seven of their first ten games under new manager Ronald Koeman - a frankly stunning start to the campaign.

After a summer of upheaval, the Saints have proven the doubters wrong with a staggering run of success under former Feyenoord boss.

After racking up their sixth clean sheet of the season in that victory over Hull, the Saints have by far the meanest defence in the Premier League, conceding just five goals so far this term.

Replacing Dejan Lovren was also going to be key to the Southampton defence, and based on the early season form, they may even have ended up with an upgrade.

Former Ajax centre back Toby Alderweireld found first team football hard to come by at Atletico Madrid last season, with Diego Simeone preferring to use Diego Godin and Miranda in the heart of his backline.

That meant that Belgian international Alderweireld was frustrated with the lack of playing time, and having been familiar with his Eredivisie displays from his time as Feyenoord boss, Koeman swooped to bring the 25-year-old to the South Coast - and former Saints defender Claus Lundekvam says that he's enjoyed watching him play so far.

"Alderweireld is a class act," he said. “They’ve bought excellently over the summer. They have players with international experience and I’ve been impressed with Alderweireld."

Alderweireld wasn't the only former Eredivisie player snapped up by Koeman, as he also signed Twente midfielder Dusan Tadic and Feyenoord striker Graziano Pelle.

Whilst Pelle has made the headlines with his goalscoring exploits, Lundekvam says that Serbian playmaker Tadic is 'outstanding'.

"The offensive players they’ve got are outstanding as well," Lundekvam added. "Tadic is a class act as well. Offensively they are on fire and are doing extremely well at the back."

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