The Saints boss doesn’t suppose Manchester City are feeling the pressure in Saturday’s Premier League match, despite back to back defeats
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman thinks opponents Manchester City area unit won’t to managing criticism as they are going into Saturday’s Premier League match at the Etihad sports stadium.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men area unit on a poor run having drawn with bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa before suffering consecutive defeats at the hands of Liverpool and Juventus.
Southampton lost to Stoke City last week, however that negative result came when a formidable eight-match undefeated run ends.
Koeman, though, doesn’t feel his aspect have any major advantage going into the sport, despite the scrutiny over City’s kind, and sympathised with Pellegrini’s long injury list.
“Teams like City area unit won’t to having that pressure regarding winning games and if you do not win as an enormous team their area unit continuously critics,” he said.
“But I believe one in all the explanations is that they have some massive injuries in key players and even for a team as a city it’s troublesome for them to handle that with all the amount of games that they need to play.
“Pablo Zabaleta, David timber, Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero was a protracted day trip. we’ve issues once we have some players not accessible, however additionally they need some issues.”
One space Koeman feels Southampton may gain advantage from, though, is that the reality town has had a match and a visit to the European nation in the week whereas his team haven’t had a game.
He continued: “It is feasible that we’ll be the freshman for the last a part of the sport.
“So if it’s still a decent result for U.S.A. at that moment it might be more durable for them within the last twenty minutes.
“But then you have got to play the primary seventy minutes at a high level to be ahead or perhaps be drawing the sport at that moment.”
In my opinion if Saint plays with their heart out, they could get a positive outcome from this fixture