English Premiership

Koeman targets record points tally

2016-05-09 10:20
Ronald Koeman (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - For the second season in a row, Southampton have reached their record points tally of 60 after beating Tottenham on Sunday, but manager Ronald Koeman still wants three more.

Son Heung-min opened the scoring at White Hart Lane before a brace from Steven Davis ensured that the Saints reached last-season's high-water mark, and moved above West Ham into sixth place.

"I'm very pleased, because last season was a special one," Koeman said. "That's very good from the players, because we also had difficult times, but we kept the belief and the spirit.

"It's nice to see that last week you beat Man City, then you beat a very strong Tottenham side - that's amazing."

The Dutch tactician is now looking forward to the final game of their campaign against Crystal Palace at St Mary's next week Sunday, which could also provide them with Europa League qualification.

"Maybe if we win in front of our supporters and fans next week that means 63 points and that's even more special," he added. "I think with a win we go for Europe, and that's one of our ambitions.

"If we reach that, it's fantastic. This win and the one of last week, and how fresh the players are in the last part of the season, I think that makes the confidence to play against Crystal Palace."

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