Tadic hails Saints' attacking intent

Dusan Tadic wants the Saints' attacking threat to continue.

Tadic hails Saints' attacking intent
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Southampton midfielder Dusan Tadic wants his side to continue their attacking threat that saw them beat Newcastle United 3-1 last weekend.

It was an impressive performance by the Saints as they swept the Magpies away with goals from Shane Long, Graziano Pelle and Victor Wanyama in front of the St Mary’s crowd.

The Serb thought the performance was excellent and has urged his teammates to continue in the same vain as they look to qualify for European football next season.

He told the Southampton official YouTube channel: “I think we need to play always like that- offensive, good pressing, everyone playing for each other. I think it was a really good performance first half.”

The 27-year-old revealed that the side were eager to start the game as quickly as possible and put their relegation threatened opponents under pressure right from the start.

Shane Long netted the first goal of the game against Newcastle (photo source: getty images)
Shane Long netted the first goal of the game against Newcastle (photo source: getty images)

All out attack

Tadic also thinks that the move by manager Ronald Koeman to deploy a strong attacking line up, featuring Long, Pelle and Sadio Mane alongside the Saints number 11 was a good call, because it made it “difficult for the opponent” and the midfielder thinks teams will struggle to play against such a dangerous attacking front line.

The Saints are currently in seventh place in the Premier League, and are battling hard to qualify for the Europa League next season. Despite having one game less to play than West Ham and Manchester United, Koeman's side are not giving up hope of a late charge into the Europa League, particularly if United or West Ham go onto lift the FA Cup which automatically qualifies them for Europe.

Next up the Toffees

The south coast side travel to Goodison Park this weekend to take on an inconsistent Everton side, who have not won at home in the league since the 3rd February, and Tadic will hope to keep his place in the starting line up as the Saints bid to end the season as strongly as possible.