Hasenhuttl is full of praise for Ward-Prowse

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Ralph Hasenhuettl, Manager of Southampton celebrates their victory with winning goalscoroer James Ward-Prowse during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

The Southampton manager was amazed by the display shown today by the footballer after his team won 2-1 over Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Kane scored tonight to put Tottenham Hotspur in advantage against Southampton, but a goal by Yan Valery and a great free-kick goal by James Ward-Prowse ended up giving the Saints a victory.

The game was played tonight as part of the English Premier League 2018-2019 season.

“The second goal was unbelievable. I think maybe closer than last week, maybe more difficult, but his technique is gorgeous,” Saints’ coach Ralph Hasenhuttl said to Sky Sports after the game.

“It’s not so nice for the ‘keeper to stand there while Prowsey steps up to take a free-kick, but he made a fantastic game, he was everywhere fighting for every ball. To decide this game is fantastic for him.”

“We knew that we need to take a point minimum today, that we take three is amazing. If you see all the opponents at the bottom were winning their games.”

“It’s a tough race, and for us, it’s an important step. We have three weeks and no game, and we are above the line and can work with a good game in our mind,” he continued.

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“The good thing was we were only one goal down, that gave us the chance to change a few things and to force a little nervousness and put them out of their comfort zone because Tottenham were amazing [in the first half].”

“We lost against Man United after a really sensational game we played there. And we only earned warm words and I said to them we want to earn more than only warm words, we want to earn points,” the manager explained.

“That’s what the crowd felt in the second half, that there’s a team on the pitch fighting for every point and that was a moment to celebrate with them but also to tell them that it’s only one step, a big one maybe.”