Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard has admitted that the team’s performances have improved because they are more organised and confident, as reported on the Daily Echo

The centre-back has put the team’s brilliant revival down to new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, who has instilled a winning belief into his players.

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The Saints secured a massive victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend and Vestergaard believes that was a perfect example of how they have changed. He said:

We are a lot more organised and everyone knows what to do. That gives you confidence when you do better and when you suddenly win games and you make it tough for even very good opponents.

I think just by that he [Hasenhuttl] has given us some confidence. We’ve come a long way also mentally. I don’t think we are as vulnerable as we may have been earlier on in the season.

I think it was a great first half from us [against Wolves]. We were very concentrated. The small mistakes that we had in the first half we didn’t commit in the second and I don’t think we really gave anything away, from open play at least.

The Saints travel to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United this weekend. 

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