For Nathan Redmond and Southampton, things at St. Mary’s have been troublesome for well over a year.
That being said, of late, it has not been all doom and gloom with Ralph Hasenhuttl bringing some much-needed positivity to the south coast with his style of football, a style of football that is starting to get the best out of a player like Redmond.
Under Hasenhuttl, Redmond has been finding the back of the net with the 25-year-old grabbing a brace in the recent win versus Wolves, and his Austrian manager has since spoken about how much he expects from the talented winger.
“We have a special relationship I think and he knows I demand a lot from him, not only if he has the ball but also if he works against the ball,” Hasenhuttl was quoted as saying by the Daily Echo when talking up Redmond.
“He shows in every game he is learning and he’s getting better,” the former RB Leipzig boss finished off saying.
By no means is Redmond alone, but the England international had simply not been doing enough in this Southampton team.
For a player with his ability, one goal throughout the entire of last season is not good enough, and Hasenhuttl is spot on to be demanding a lot more than that.
With his pace and dribbling, Redmond, who is valued at £16.2 million (by Transfermarkt), certainly has it in him to get into more goalscoring positions before firing home, something he is starting to do under Hasenhuttl.
The way the Southampton boss wants to play at St. Mary’s looks ideal for Redmond, with it now just being about the former Norwich City man needing to do the above more often, while maintaining the current level he is playing at.
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