Southampton star Clyne gives insight into Koeman's training ground methods

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Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne has praised the work which Ronald Koeman has put in on the training ground.

Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne has praised Ronald Koeman's training ground methods in the Telegraph.

The England international defender says that Koeman demands that Southampton play with an intensity in practice and they have felt the benefit of it throughout the season.

The Saints have become one of the most well organised and tactically astute teams in the Premier League and Clyne believes that the work they put in away from a match-day has helped them. 

"It all comes from the training pitch," Clyne said. "We play at pace there. The gaffer likes us to press and press high, recover the ball high up the pitch. If you do that, then you always give yourself a better chance of scoring.”

Keoman's fastidious approach and impressive coaching style has put him in with a chance of landing the Premier League's Manager of the Season award after he has guided the team into the upper echelons of the table. 

Southampton have maintained a push for a European place all season and they have been one of the most impressive teams in England.

Koeman's side have the best defensive record in the Premier League and they have proven to be a threat to even the very best sides in the country. 

It means that they are in a very exciting position, with only eight games remaining, and if they can keep up their good form then a Europa League place will be the minimum that they achieve come May. 

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