Hojbjerg happy to finally please Southampton fans

This season has been a difficult one for Southampton and their supporters, and the turbulence is not over yet.

The coastal club are in danger of being relegated to the Championship as they sit in the bottom three, two points from safety.

The Saints do have one game in hand, though, but with just eight games left to play in the Premier League campaign, it is expected to be a tense finish.

Mark Hughes was hired last week as successor to sacked Mauricio Pellegrino, and his appointment was met with some optimism.

It is a case of so far so good as the former Stoke City boss oversaw a 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at the weekend.

Southampton’s league status is precarious, but they are just two wins away from lifting the FA Cup, with Chelsea being their opponents in the semi-final.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is only too aware of how the fans have been feeling this season, and he believes that the club’s FA Cup triumph will bring back some positivity within the Saints following.

The midfielder told club’s official website:

“It’s a great achievement and I think we’re really happy for the club and the new coach and most importantly the fans. We have given them a good experience after what happened last week. We can take a lot from the game and I am happy that we could give the fans something to smile about.”