Video: Koeman congratulates Southampton's latest crop of young talent after trophy win

Ronald Koeman

Southampton clinched the Under-21 Premier League trophy on Monday.

Southampton have long had a history of developing their own young players, and they could have another crop on their hands.

The likes of Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Calum Chambers and Luke Shaw have all emerged from the Southampton academy in recent years, with James Ward-Prowse also starring in the first-team right now.

On Monday, Southampton fans were treated to a glimpse of the future as the Saints won the Under-21 Premier League trophy after a cup final win over Blackburn Rovers at St. Mary's Stadium.

Southampton took the lead with a goal from striker Ryan Seager, but an own goal from Matt Targett took the game to extra-time. 

Harrison Reed's red card left Southampton down to ten men, but Southampton won it with a superb long-range strike from Sam Gallagher.

The final whistle sparked mass celebrations from Southampton's young side, which contained the likes of Paulo Gazzaniga, Jason McCarthy, Reed, Gallagher and Seager, all of whom are on the fringes of the Saints first-team.

In the dressing room after the game, the Saints players were greeted by first-team boss Ronald Koeman, who took the time to congratulate his young players.

The conveyor belt of talent on the South Coast is seemingly never-ending - and Monday's victory will no doubt please Koeman ahead of the coming years at Southampton.

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