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Hasenhuttl: You don’t need to buy experience, you can create experience

06 Aug 2022 | 08:16 | Football

DESPITE admits saints can still sign a Premier League player or these two windows, Ralph Hasenhuttl emphasized: “You don’t have to buy experience, you can create experience.”

The Austrian boss sanctioned six additions to his first-team squad before the start of the league campaign today, with Joe Aribo the most senior at 26.

Four are in the group of 20 and under, with 18-year-old Romeo Lavia being the youngest player likely to make his Premier League debut during a visit to Tottenham Hotspur.

In an interview with the club’s website, Hasenhuttl said: “It doesn’t mean we just want young players, we also think about getting one or some experienced players. , but we’ll see.”

However, the boss, in his pre-Spurs press conference, also revealed his intention to continue developing young players and added that they will soon be considered experienced players.

Daily Echo: Ralph Hasenhuttl (Image: Matt Temple)Ralph Hasenhuttl (Image: Matt Temple)

“Usually, the longer you stay at the club, the older the players, so the more experience you get,” Hasenhuttl said, ahead of his fourth full season as manager of the club. St Mary’s team.

“Meanwhile, I played some players here for four years and I can say they played a lot Game and now they are experienced people, when I come here they are talented people,” he joked.

Among those in Hasenhuttl’s 2018-19 squad and still at the club include Alex McCarthy, Jack Stephens, Moi Elyounoussi, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Nathan Redmond, Jan Bednarek and Yan Valery .

“So we just saw that it’s fast, you don’t have to buy the experience – you can create the experience. Finally, we have good players. I think a good mix of several players has certainly been seen a lot in the Premier League.

“They know about the quality, they know about what is going on there. Those who do not know, need to learn, feel and draw experience to go there and prove it”.

In the interview with the club, he continued: “It’s not that I don’t want to work with experienced players, the opposite is true, because it’s also interesting when you get the players you want. High-quality players who have proven themselves at the top level. ”

Hasenhuttl is also nurturing three new coaches to the Premier League, Ruben Selles, Alex Clapham and Carl Martin – although Martin watched the Austrian for a year between 2020-21 to learn his methods.

Momentum has seen Martin take his seat in upper Itchen, alongside analysts, while Selles has been seen passing messages through Richard Kitzbichler to Hasenhuttl.

“This is a group that are not new coaches. I mean Ruben for example hit the mark everywhere in the world,” Hasenhuttl said of his new staff.

“So you have a lot of experience in coaching and for me it’s important that we get quality there.

“With Carl from the club, who understands our philosophy, who knows our principles, also a good adaptation to the team and now they are working hard and this is good.”

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