Club legend Mick Channon has said the corner has turned at Southampton as we pass through Christmas Day and towards the New Year.
Heading towards the upcoming clash with West Ham United at St Mary’s Stadium, new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl lost his opening game against Cardiff City but it all came together for him as we took a 3-2 victory over Arsenal, and backed that up with two straight wins as we faced Huddersfield Town.
Sitting in 16th place in the Premier League table now on 15 points and with a buffer zone to the relegation spots, the table certainly looks more comfortable now, albeit there remains a lot of work to be done between now and the end of the campaign.
Like most fans though, Channon certainly sees hope for the future and he told Sky Sports this week that he felt the corner had now been turned at the club.
“It’s great. They’ve turned a corner, Hasenhuttl’s done a great job. They’re the same players, it’s just a fresh look at the thing. It’s amazing the same thing happened at Chelsea when that lad came in after Mourinho left. It looks like the same thing might happen again at Man United. Fresh ideas, players relax and they want to prove themselves. A new broom sweeps clean. It’s exciting you don’t know what they are going to do now. Man United might go and beat Man City. It could change everything around. Much like Southampton turned it around by beating Arsenal.”
With the back to back results, Christmas has certainly been a little less stressful for fans than it otherwise might have been, so now all eyes on the next match and hopefully, more steps forward.