Hasenhuttl praises Bednarek

Ralph Hasenhuttl has praised Jan Bednarek for his progress.

The player has been in decent form of late and has given the Saints’ backline a lot of stability.

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has lavished praise on defender Jan Bednarek and has said that he has got a very good idea about what the player has on offer. The player had fallen down the pecking order under former manager Mark Hughes but has seen himself getting a significant amount of match time under the new gaffer and evidently made the most of it.

Speaking to the club’s official website ahead of their match against Crystal Palace, the Austrian gaffer said, “I think he’s not the only guy who was struggling to find time in the game or a place in the starting XI.”

He added, “I think he showed from the first day on that he can be this type of centre-back who helps you to have a clean sheet or to do everything to stop the opponent from scoring. He is very aggressive in the one-to-one duels at the back, and also with the ball he is calm and has a good view for the surrounding players. He is also loud, giving good tactical advice for the other players, and I think he is a very good package as a centre-back. I think he makes a very big step forward in his development and it is typical for the development of the team.”

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