Koeman: This is how many wins Southampton need for a European place

St Marys Southampton

Southampton have been battling it out for a European place all season.

Ronald Koeman has set his Southampton squad a tough target of five wins from their final 11 matches at his press conference this afternoon.

The Saints are chasing a European spot and Koeman believes that five more wins should see them claim one of the coveted places.

At the moment Southampton are in sixth position in the Premier League table and Koeman is determined not to undo their hard work as the season reaches its climax, by ensuring that expectations remain high. 

Koeman's target would appear an achievable one, but Southampton's form of late has been extremely poor.

The South Coast club have won just once in their last six games across all competitions and they will realise that this slump needs to be ended if they are to achieve their ambitious targets.

At the weekend Koeman's men lost 1-0 to West Bromwich Albion and their recent lack of goals has been one of the major reasons behind their struggles.

Southampton's main striker Graziano Pelle appears to have lost all confidence and the side have suffered as a result, with the Saints scoring just once in their last five matches.

It means that their lofty position, which they have held since the start of the campaign, is coming under threat and Koeman clearly feels that they need to find one last push to get over the line.

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