Cape Town - Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl reckons the
international break was a timely one for his charges as they prepare for a
tough trip to Wolves on Saturday.
Saints went into the two-week hiatus after suffering three
straight Premier League defeats - to Bournemouth, Tottenham and Chelsea - the
latter a 4-1 drubbing at St Mary's.
The boss has been able to work with many of his squad and
will hope for improvement when he takes the side to Molineux to square off with
Nuno Espirito Santo's charges this weekend.
Many managers do not like the interruption of an
international break but, with not too many of his men disappearing, the
Austrian tactician feels he has got through some decent training sessions.
"The good thing was we had a lot of players here and not
too many away on international duty over the two weeks," he said.
"That gave me the chance to work on a few weaknesses in our game that we
have seen in our last two games."
Saints sit 17th at present, having won just two league games
this term, but they are only a couple of wins away from being in mid-table due
to the congested nature of the top-flight standings.
Punters looking to use a might fancy them to get something
from the Wolves clash. However, the West Midlanders are in decent form, with
seven points picked up from their last three outings.
Hasenhuttl expects to be up against it after Nuno guided his
team to an unlikely win against Manchester City last time out.
"They showed how well organised the defence is against
Manchester City, you get less time and space to create chances," he added.
- TeamTalk Media