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Leon Britton 'thought about retirement' last season

Leon Britton 'thought about retirement' last season”

So while the Saints should win reasonably comfortably against a Swans side that looks primed for another relegation battle, it is likely to be a close game.

But it's a fair bet that the Gabon worldwide will soon be a permanent fixture in the Saints team if this is the best that his new team-mates can do.

"In the last two years Paul has been our fourth manager".

At least Clement could take heart from Abraham's first Premier League start, with the 19-year-old leading the line willingly despite the lack of support he needed to seriously trouble Southampton.

"There have been times like that [thinking about retirement], I'm not going to lie", Britton said ahead of Saturday's Premier League opener at Southampton.

But the Saints have finished in the top eight of the Premier League four years in a row, so even without van Dijk they can look forward to another season of consolidation, although getting back into Europe will be their aim. "He was a major impact last season, everybody knows what he did". We controlled the ball, created chances but this is football - you have to get goals and we couldn't do so.

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Southampton had 29 shots on goal, with Manolo Gabbiadini and Dusan Tadic wasting the best of the chances.

"There are times when you train hard, but if you're not playing on the weekend it's difficult".

He revealed: "Swansea are a good team because they have a balance between defence and attack as they play with a diamond in the middle and the full backs up high". The last-gasp defending was good but we didn't use the ball well enough further up the pitch.

"This squad is one of the best I've been involved in, in terms of team spirit for a long, long time".

"I've got this year with the option of another year, depending on how many games I play. I'm sure they will be disappointed and think "how have we not won".



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