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Romeu believes Tenerife trip was valuable

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace battles for possession with Oriol Romeu of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Crystal Palace at St Mary's Stadium on January 30, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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Southampton went to Tenerife in Spain to train for a couple of days as they prepare for the last months of the 2018-2019 season.

Southampton is in the 18th position of the English Premier League table.

The Seagulls have only won five out of their 26 matches, drawing nine and losing 12.

And there is some danger of getting relegated into the Championship, which is why it was decided to take some days and travel to Tenerife in Spain for some fresh air and new ideas for the rest of the 2018-2019 season.

For footballer Oriol Romeu, the Tenerife trip was very valuable.

“It’s been all hard work, but things that needed to be done and things that we needed to do,” said the midfielder to the team’s official website.

“They have been good training sessions, good exercises and I’m sure they will help us for the next matches.”

“We’ve enjoyed great conditions, great facilities, and it’s been good to be away also for a few days and to be able to work long hours as a team, with some double sessions, so it’s been very positive and now we’re looking forward to getting back and getting everything into the team as soon as possible,” he explained.

“This was probably needed to get our heads away and have some time away from our normal zone.”

“Now these next few months are going to be very demanding from all different aspects,” he continued.

“It’s going to be tough until the end of the season, the situation isn’t the best, but we feel very positive and we are really looking forward to this next challenge and what’s coming ahead.”

And it better work. Southampton’s next game is a visit to Arsenal on Sunday.

“It’s very good to have the manager being honest with us and telling us the points that we’ve done well and which ones we need to improve on, so now we have more of a clear idea of what we have to do next,” he said.

“It was mainly a 15-minute session talking about everything, our feelings in the team, what he thought about us, and everyone had the chance to do it, so I think everyone has got a clear idea of what is demanded from the manager and the club.”