Ralph Hussenhuttl 'proud' after Southampton thrash Brentford in Premier League

Saints claim biggest win of the season to climb into 11th place in the Premier League table.

Ralph Hussenhuttl declared himself 'proud' after Southampton romped to a 4-1 win over Brentford in the Premier League.

The Saints were taken over last week by investment firm Sport Republic, and they celebrated with a resounding win over Thomas Frank's men.

Goals from Jan Bednarek, Armando Broja and Che Adams, plus an own-goal from Bees goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez were watched by lead investor Dragan Solak from the stands, and he must have been impressed with what he saw.

"I think they (the owners) saw a good game from our side," said Hussenhuttl. "It was a very impressive performance.

"It's for him (the owner) important to see that there is a team on the pitch who you can identify with and the way we want to play football is something everybody enjoys here for a long time now.

"It was absolutely fantastic after a tough Saturday.

"From the first moment on, I must say that I am very proud of my team, we played a different shape, they did it fantastic, the second half even better.

"You could feel it in the last weeks that we are getting more and more flexible and young players are getting better and better, everybody is making better steps forward.

"In this tough league to win the games is always super difficult but I'm super happy with my team in the moment, the way we progress and develop our game is fantastic to watch.

"This is also for a new owner a good sign that we have here a team that is really working well."

Even Frank could not begrudge Southampton the win, although he did believe the timing of Broja's goal was crucial.

"Fair play to Southampton, they did their job, but my job is to look at our performance and that was definitely not good enough today," he said.

"We know that we need to be playing every second of a Premier League match 100 per cent, we definitely didn't do that today in terms of focus, winning the duels.

"The timing of the third goal is killing us and then it's game over."

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