After the change of tactical approach the results of my team highly improved. And the last 6 matches in Premier League were not an exclusion.
Among them I would single out the last three matches. The game with Arsenal was kind of loss on a class. All four goals were scored by Robin Van Persie. And I felt how much their players are better personally than Southampton ones. What's interesting the match with Liverpool was very different one. That's because Liverpool is not so strong in my game in the current season. I mean the quality of players and also organization of their playing team style taking into comparison Gunners. Therefore we managed to win the game!
And the last match with Man City was some kind of small festival. The victory in this game provided the 13th position for my Southampton!
You see from Premier League standing that Arsenal has wonderful result of 96 points. And they are really cool team now still having leaders of attack: Fabregas, Adebayor, Van Persie. But I hope that we will be able to gain few points in encounters with them in the next season.
So Southampton is on the 13th position. And that's a real success for debut in Premier League. The club's board is very happy about that:
Some words about Southampton players. Of course, the best one is Marius Niculae. He was awarded as Fan's player and became the third best striker of Premier League after marvelous Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin Van Persie:
Benoit Leroy is the second best forward. Though sometimes he was performing as attacking left or central midfielder. Geoffrey Dernis is the best assister in the team. The half of his assists are made from corners when he makes cross and Pichu Atienza (loaned central defender) scores a goal.
For sure, there were few disappointments after the pre-season transfers. The largest one is Marlon King. I thought him to become one of the leaders of Southampton who can do many cool things together with Niculae in attack. But he scored only once in 14 matches. As a result I've sent him to the reserve squad.
Making totals I would like to say that in the next season I'm going to set up higher expectations and achieve success. Therefore it's important to be very active in transfers buying really good players for the team.