SAINTS manager Rubén Selles insisted that he would try to win every game if his team wanted to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
St Mary’s have their last game on the Saturday before the international break in March when they host Tottenham Hotspur and that brings us to the last 10.
The Saints will visit West Ham United in two weeks. David Moyes’ team is also in contention for relegation despite still playing in the playoffs of the European Conference League.
Reaching the magical 40 points mark seems unlikely for the Saints in last place, who will need 18 points in their remaining games. However, Selles wants to add as much as possible.
“I don’t want to be tied to defeat for an hour, I’ll tell you that. So imagine two weeks,” he said.
“I will prepare for every game to win the game, show the best possible game and get the best results.”
The Spaniard added: “I want to do it tomorrow, but I don’t think about what will happen when we have two weeks before losing. It’s about what we can do today.
“Then it’s about what we can do tomorrow, how we can support the guys during the game and show the best results. Whatever comes, comes.”
Selles still has the difficult task of removing half a dozen or more eligible senior players from his 20-man playing roster each week due to how many players he has.
Players like Mislav Orsic, who was hired in January, don’t play regular minutes, while Samuel Edozi also dropped down the rankings after Selles.
The manager was asked if a defeat like Wednesday (a 2-0 home loss to Brentford) gives him a chance to consider players who have yet to impress.
“We don’t have all the principles we want against Brentford. We analyzed what happened in the game and how we can attack (against Tottenham),” he said.
“Tomorrow there will be another challenge and we may use another player, but we will learn from the key moments of Wednesday night’s defeat.
“I think every player should have hope to get into the team if he works hard and we are happy with what he is doing.
“You can check out their performance and what they are doing and then I will choose a team. I can understand that the players on the outside seem disappointed.
“Sometimes people get disappointed. We all think that in certain jobs we can do it, but in football it’s difficult when other people make decisions.”
Author: Alfie’s house