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We shouldn’t be in the situation – McCarthy

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Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy believes the club shouldn’t be in their current situation of having to battle for Premier League survival.

The Saints are currently seated in 19th position three points from safety and have already sacked Mark Hughes replacing him with Ralph Hassenhuttl.

The former RB Leipzig becomes Southampton’s fifth managerial appointment in the space of four years, as they struggle to find some consistency, however, McCarthy believes the club are too big to get relegated.

“I would probably be able to enjoy it more if we were higher up the table,” he said, according to the Telegraph.

“Southampton is a massive club. We shouldn’t be in the situation that we’re in.”

McCarthy also spoke about his improvement over the last 12 months, as he became a regular in the English National team setup.

McCarthy made his first appearance in the Premier League last season during a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford last December and has permanently replaced Fraser Forster as the club’s first choice shot-stopper.

He has been the mainstay in the goalkeeping department for the Saints in 2018, but the club have won only four Premier League games since the turn of the year.

“It has been a very good year,” says the 29-year-old. “I’m happy. Playing week-in, week-out takes care of everything else. I can enjoy my life outside of football.”