Oriol Romeu says Southampton are working hard to improve their finishing

St Marys Southampton

Southampton have scored 21 times in 15 Premier League matches this season.

Oriol Romeu has told the Daily Echo that Southampton’s players are working on their finishing every day in training.

The Saints have been guilty of missing some golden opportunities in their most recent outings, and their failure to convert has caused frustration around St. Mary’s.

Romeu insists that the team are trying hard to become more clinical, though, and he says that Ronald Koeman has placed a great deal of emphasis on increasing the side’s cutting edge in training.

“In training we are always trying to get some finishes in to shoot from outside the box, we are always trying to improve our skills,” he said.

Southampton’s struggles to hit the back of the net were particularly evident in their latest outing against Aston Villa.

Koeman’s side were on top for large portions of their match against the Claret and Blues, but they were unable to make their dominance count.

Villa actually took the lead in the match, and Southampton had to rely on a late strike from Romeu to help them rescue a point.

The former Chelsea midfielder was pleased to get on the scoresheet, and he is now hoping to starting hitting the back of the net more regularly.

“I am happy because I scored and hopefully I can get something else in the future,” he added.

Southampton have netted 21 goals in their 15 Premier League matches to date this season.

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