Southampton legend Danny Wallace has set current star Nathan Redmond a challenge for our Premier League campaign of 2019/20 – he wants the 25-year-old to get himself into double figures next season when it comes to his goal return.
With Redmond being converted from being a straight winger and taking up more of a role through the middle in recent times, the attacking midfielder role more suited his productivity as four goals and two assists came from that position according to Whoscored in 2018/19 – with him finding the net nine times across the whole year.
Speaking this week to the Daily Echo, with Wallace finding the net 64 times for us during his time at the club, our former player felt that Redmond was more than capable of building on his improved performances under manager Ralph Hasenhuttl from last season and have another shot at finishing as our top scorer by getting ten or more next year.
“I’ve been looking at him and he has been very impressive whenever I’ve seen him play. He scored a few goals last season and I feel that he has got similar traits to me: he is quick and likes taking players on. When I was playing, I liked to make assists for other players. I think I got my fair share when I was playing for Southampton and did the same last season. He has got to keep his mind on the game and try and progress. He should aim to get more goals next season than he got in the previous one. When I was playing, I always looked for double figures in goals. He was a bit unlucky last season, ending with nine, but I think he will aim to beat that next season.”
Redmond getting into double figures would certainly be a bonus for us next year given our scoring problems in recent times and few wouldn’t back him to do just that if he can maintain the form that we were seeing towards the end of the year.