Ronald Koeman admits to one complaint he generally has about his Southampton side

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Southampton's lack of cutting edge has previously frustrated Ronald Koeman.

Ronald Koeman has admitted to Goal.com that one of few frustrations he has about his Southampton's side concerns their failure to take chances in front of goal.

The Saints' style means that they generally create plenty of opportunities, but their lack of cutting edge has aggravated Koeman at times.

However, after Southampton demolished Milton Keynes Dons 6-0 in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, Koeman says he was pleased to see an improvement in that regard. 

"Sometimes one of my criticisms is that we need too many chances to score, but we made six goals out of maybe ten chances we created," he said. 

"It's always good to have these kinds of results. We have to realise it will be more difficult against Swansea, but how we played today gives good confidence for Saturday."

Southampton's goalscoring issues have been one of the reasons why they have found wins so hard to come by so far this season in the Premier League.

The South Coast club have won just once in their opening six league matches, and during that time they have scored only seven goals. 

Against the Dons, Southampton showed the attacking quality they do have in their team, though, and two goals each from Jay Rodriguez, Sadio Mane and Shane Long should have increased the confidence within the Saints' forward pack. 

They will need to be at their clinical best again this weekend, as Koeman prepares his side to take on a Swansea City outfit who have proved difficult to beat in 2015/16. 

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