Published: Sun, December 09, 2018
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Harry Kane puts Tottenham on way to routine win against Southampton

Harry Kane puts Tottenham on way to routine win against Southampton

Ralph Hasenhuttl was reminded of the task facing him at his new club Southampton as Tottenham took advantage of defensive frailties to win and move into third spot in the Premier League.

Hasenhuttl's lack of Premier League experience is an obvious concern but you don't finish runners-up to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga without having something about you.

"In the same way I try to understand, it was a tough evening, hard to play the three emotional games we played last week, you play, it is not easy to feel fresh in your legs or your mind".

I think Southampton saw how Leipzig had improved as a team under Hasenhuttl and while they did have money to spend, a lot of it was done to the coach and his ideas.

Hasenhuttl left his post at RB Leipzig in May after two successful seasons at the helm, including steering them to second place behind Bayern Munich in 2016-17. That's how I want to work at January and that's when we look.

'This step is not an easy one, but I never wanted easy in my life, ' the Austrian said. I always challenge myself.

"For that reason, we are extremely pleased that Ralph Hasenhuttl has agreed to become our new manager and do all he can to help guide us back on that path".

Southampton face two pivotal away battles in the early relegation stakes by facing first Cardiff on Saturday then Huddersfield on December 22.

"I know there are no guarantees of winning and the only thing we have is to work on chances".

The visitors - coached by Kelvin Davis in this match - hit the woodwork three times before Charlie Austin netted a stoppage-time consolation, but three soft goals had already killed off a Southampton side who are now only kept off the foot of the table by goal difference. "It was a fantastic decision and I've got to say a big thank you".

"And, like the Liverpool manager, Hasenhuttl is an emotional guy on the sidelines, so sometimes he runs on the pitch after important goals to celebrate with his players just like Klopp did this weekend against Everton". If they like to go this way with us, they are invited.

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