Romeu unfazed by Southampton’s form
Southampton's Oriol Romeu says he is not worried by the club's recent form, despite three successive defeats in the Premier League.
Only goal difference is keeping Southampton out of the bottom three, with Everton, Norwich City and Watford occupying the relegation places below them at present.
Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is once again under the spotlight after Bournemouth, Tottenham and Chelsea all got the better of the Saints in recent weeks.
The majority of Saints fans are still behind the Austrian, even though the 4-0 Carabao Cup success over Portsmouth is the only positive result in the last few weeks. Their slide down the table has come as a surprise after a positive start, but Romeu says no-one in the squad is panicking.
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He told the Daily Echo: “You can be worried at any moment, but worried isn’t the word. You need to see what you are doing wrong, and we’ve made too many mistakes in the last games, so if we keep doing the same, then we will keep losing games.
“I’d be worried if there was one game left and we were still down there, but that’s not the case. We still have a lot of games and time to finish this season. The only view that me and the lads have is how we can have a better season.”
While Romeu remains upbeat, the fixture list could have been kinder to the south coast club. A trip to Wolves on Saturday is their first match after the international break, before they then tackle Leicester City, champions Manchester City, Everton and Arsenal in the league.
Hasenhuttl has not been helped by injury problems so far this season, with Cedric Soares, Moussa Djenepo and Alex McCarthy all missing the last few weeks.
Right-back Soares could return against Wolves but Djenepo’s thigh injury is still troubling him, and Southampton are yet to reveal when he will be fit.