Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has been talking up the future of goalkeeper Angus Gunn following his breakthrough in the second half of the year at Southampton as he replaced Alex McCarthy between the sticks as the 2018/19 campaign progressed.
With 40 odd goals conceded in the previous 20 games and no clean sheet going back to Newcastle in October, Hasenhuttl continued tweaking things and with only three appearances under his belt following his £10million arrival from Manchester City over the summer, the 23-year-old seized the opportunity with both hands at the turn of the new year, to end the season with 17 appearances in total.
Speaking to the PremierLeague.com this week as he continues his own plans for summer strengthening and his first pre-season at the club, Hasenhuttl encouraged Gunn to continue working on his weaknesses and as long as he keeps his head down and stays focused, he feels he has a massive future ahead of him.
“Because of his history, maybe also because of his family, he has the goalkeeper blood in him. He deserved to play because he was working hard in the training sessions. If he stays developing his game and if he stays working on his weaknesses, he has a big future as a goalkeeper.”
I’m sure everyone is aware his dad is Bryan Gunn and his success at Aberdeen before establishing himself as a Norwich City legend. It looks like the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree, and with recent transfer speculation about goalkeepers it sounds like Gunn will be No 1 moving forward.