Southampton star Steven Davis has told the Daily Echo that he feels it’s going to take time for the club’s summer recruits to bed in and produce their best form.
Southampton secured a point in their first game of the new Premier League season away at Newcastle United and face a difficult home game against Everton in their next match.
Davis has also revealed that he hopes the club are able to do some more business in the next couple of weeks before the summer transfer window slams shut.
“Obviously, it’s going to take time for the new players to bed in and get used to how we want to play, and I think they’re improving with every training session and getting used to playing with the players, so that’s good,” he told the Daily Echo.
“I’m sure the club’s still working to reinforce as well and if we manage to get into Europe it will be important to have a good, competitive squad.”
Pressure over the club
The difficult situation the club’s manager Ronald Koeman is faced with, is that there is a real pressure on all clubs in the Premier League to perform and to get themselves into good early positions.
It’s far too early to cast judgements but the importance of staying in the Premier League has never been greater considering the new TV rights deal kicks in from next season.
In terms of being able to attract players over the rest of the summer, the club is in a good position but speed needs to be the key with prices likely to increase, the close the transfer deadline becomes.