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Southampton: Danny Wallace challenge will be difficult for Nathan Redmond

Southampton: Danny Wallace challenge will be difficult for Nathan Redmond

No pressure, Nathan Redmond.

Former Southampton striker Danny Wallace has challenged the 25-year-old to reach double figures next season.

“He [Redmond] 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,” Wallace told the Daily Echo.

“When I was playing, I always looked for double figures in goals. He was a bit unlucky last season, ending with nine (all comps), but I think he will aim to beat that next season.”

Looking at Redmond’s ability, it is easy to understand why Wallace wants him to hit 10 plus in the upcoming campaign. The England international is arguably Southampton’s most talented attacker.

He made more key passes (1.4) per game than any other Southampton player bar James Ward-Prowse (1.8) while he also averaged the most dribbles per game (2.4) (as per WhoScored).

In fact, in the Premier League as a whole, only Wilfried Zaha (3.4) and Eden Hazard (3.7) completed more.

However, managing just six league goals last season and a measly one back in the 2017/18 campaign, Wallace’s challenge is one Redmond is surely going to find difficult.

For as talented he is, the above and even his record in the Championship, suggest he is just not a goalscorer — or at least not yet anyway.

Still, at 25 years of age, there is time for that to change, especially under a coach like Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Southampton fans, do you think Redmond is capable of adding more goals to his game? Let us know in the comment section below!

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