Southampton striker Graziano Pelle in confident mood

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle says his recent goalscoring form has helped him to restore lost confidence.

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has told the Daily Echo that he feels back to his best, after rediscovering his goalscoring touch of late.

Pelle has netted three times in as many matches for Southampton, and the Italian is pleased to be back among the goals.

Pelle had struggled to hit the back of the net in the early part of 2015, but says that he is feeling confident again.

“I’m happy, I’m happy to find back the right condition and I have to say again thanks to my teammates, because they give me a chance always to try to perform good and to the supporters in general – they always keep singing my name – and to the trainer that always has the confidence in me,” he said.

“Altogether, I’m really happy how it’s going."

  GoalsTotal Scoring AttOntarget Scoring AttHit WoodworkBig Chance MissedBig Chance CreatedPen Area EntriesAppearancesMins Played
Graziano Pellè 11 112 35 7 14 6 74 34 2,929

Southampton supporters will be hoping that Pelle's recent run of form – which also includes an effort for Italy in their international friendly clash with England - will help him to get back to his best.

The 29-year-old made a blistering start to his Southampton career and he is clearly a very able front-man, but his struggles since the turn of the year had been a concern.

Pelle scored just once in the first 14 games of 2015, but he has still managed to notch a respectable tally of 15 goals in his first season in English football.

The aim for Pelle now will be to try and edge that tally towards the 20-goal mark and if he can, then Southampton will be in with a good chance of climbing into the Europa League qualification spots that they so desperately crave.

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