Southampton fans react as Ralph Hasenhuttl heaps praise on Josh Sims

Southampton head into the international break in high spirits after a sensational 2-1 win over Spurs last weekend, with two of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s young guns – Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse – both netting in consecutive games.

The faith placed in the more youthful Saints cohort has been a big part of Hasenhuttl’s relative success since being appointed in December, with Josh Sims the latest player to benefit.

The 21-year-old, who had disappeared into obscurity despite bursting onto the scene two years ago, was excellent after coming off the bench against Tottenham and looked very dangerous.

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Now, the boss has had his say on the attacker’s performance, lauding his aggression and decision-making – two things essential from each player if the Saints are to evade the drop.

With the aforementioned Valery and Ward-Prowse flourishing in the starting XI, could Sims become a regular starter in the coming weeks or perhaps next season?

The St Mary’s Stadium faithful certainly seem to think so, as they responded to Hasenhuttl’s comments on Twitter – you can find the best of the reaction plus what the Austrian said below…

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