Ralph Hasenhuttl insists it’s better for Southampton to attract young players from top Premier League teams and give them opportunities after seeing Tino Livramento and Armando Broja excel
- Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed that it is better for his side to attract young players
- He signed ‘young flowers’ Tino Livramento and Armando Broja of Chelsea
- Hasenhuttl has said Livramento ‘has a very good package physically’
- The youngsters of Hasenhuttl will take on Wolves on Sunday in search of their first competition win
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed that it is better for his side to attract young players from the best Premier League teams and give them opportunities.
The Saints signed ‘young flowers’ Tino Livramento and Armando Broja of Chelsea’s U23 team over the summer.
Both players have impressed with the chances they’ve been given, while Thierry Small also came from Everton’s youngsters.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed it is better for his side to attract young players
“It’s relatively difficult for us to sign big stars,” Hasenhuttl said.
“It’s much better to attract the best young players in the country and give them a chance to play.
“If you’re good and young and don’t go on to the top team you train with, then you know where to go because this is where you get the chance to play and this is the way we want to go.
The Saints signed Chelsea’s ‘young flowers’ Tino Livramento and Armando Broja (above)
“If you have a little flower that is growing, then you have to water it and give it time to grow and take care of it, because if you don’t do anything, it won’t develop and become a nice big flower and this is something we want to have, something we can show.’
One player who has attracted attention since his arrival is Livramento (18), who delivered a man-of-the-match performance in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United last month.
“Physically, he’s got a really good package,” Hasenhuttl said. “He’s tall, he’s fast, he’s got a lot of speed and this combination is perfect for his position.
The Saints manager has said Livramento (left) ‘has a very good package physically’
The youngsters of Hasenhuttl will take on Wolves on Sunday in search of their first league win of the season
“There are still some things to improve on, especially his passing and maybe the last pass, but he has the quality to do this and this is fantastic, and he is a very good player to work with.”
The Hasenhuttl youngsters take on Wolves on Sunday in search of their first league win of the season, having drawn four of their first five games.
Midfielder Stuart Armstrong is still out, Theo Walcott is back in training while defender Jack Stephens is out for three months with the knee injury he sustained against Manchester City last week.