Koeman: European place would be ‘big achievement’

Date published: Thursday 3rd March 2016 3:59

Koeman Southampton

Ronald Koeman says Southampton are still in the fight for Europe despite losing their last two Premier League matches.

The Saints went down 2-0 to south coast rivals Bournemouth on Tuesday, only three days after letting Chelsea to come from a goal behind to win.

However, Koeman is remaining upbeat over Southampton’s chances of qualifying for Europe this season and says doing so would be a fantastic accomplishment.

“The ambition is still fighting for Europe,” he said.

“Of course everybody needs a good run. We showed that before and after two defeats we need to win.

“It would be a big achievement because we are Southampton – we don’t have the possibilities like most of the teams.”

Meanwhile, Koeman has confirmed that Charlie Austin will miss three to four weeks with a hamstring injury.

According to the Dutchman Austin’s problem “wasn’t the worst hamstring injury”.

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