Ronald Koeman surprised by stellar Southampton

Ronald Koeman, manager of Southampton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on August 17, 2014
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Southampton boss Ronald Koeman admits that he is a "little bit surprised" by his side's stellar form this season as they continue to hunt Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Ronald Koeman has admitted that he is surprised by just how quickly his Southampton players seem to have bought into his methods.

The Saints kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday by beating Hull City 1-0 to stay within four points of the summit.

Victory at the KC Stadium marked Southampton's 10th win from 11 games in all competitions, and Koeman, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino in June, says that even he is slightly shocked by his team's lofty position.

Asked if he is surprised, the Dutchman told Sky Sports News: "A little bit, yes. But we talk a lot about how you have to control the game.

"Out of good organisation, that is always the key for teams to be successful. We showed that today."

Koeman's side will hope to continue their good form when they host Leicester City at St Mary's next Saturday.

Southampton's Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama (L) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match against Hull City on November 1, 2014
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