Koeman comments suggest where he sees a problem developing for Southampton

Southampton Football Club

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman wants to see more from his attack.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has told the Daily Echo he feels the Saints need to be extra precise and show no mercy in front of goal.

The Dutchman doesn’t think his team have a problem in terms of creating chances, but says the attacking players need to do more in terms of converting them.

“The press is making a little bit that kind of story but it’s now the third in a row that we don’t win. I think you have to analyse why we don’t win,” said the boss.

“Ok, then you need really that quality to force the goal or to create something else.”

Southampton don’t have another game before they host Liverpool on February 22, which gives them plenty of time and the opportunity to work on finishing.

The Saints have scored just one goal in their last three games but Koeman can’t overanalyse where he might see a problem.

They may have the fewest goals scored in the top six, but they have a better attack than West Ham and Liverpool who could both mount challenges for a top four place over the rest of the season.

Koeman also suggested in the Daily Echo that fatigue is starting to creep into some of his key players, which obviously reduces the impact they can have in big games.

If the frontline can start scoring more goals, it will help to take some of the pressure away from the defence, which has arguably been the strongest area of the side this season.

More goals will create a higher number of positives than negatives.

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