Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has praised his team reaction to come from behind at Tottenham on Sunday (8 May) to secure a big win in their hopes to secure Europe League football next season. The Dutch believes that Fraser Forster's save to Harry Kane just before half time was a key moment for his side to control the game in the second part and win the game.
Son Heung-min put Spurs in front at in the 16th minute of the game after an impressive start. But Steven Davis equalised on 31 minutes and scored again in the second half to give his side the three points, leaving them in the sixth position of the table with one game remaining.
"It's difficult if you don't start well, and they scored the one-nil and had some good chances. It's always difficult to keep the belief in a good result. I think we had a lot of belief after the one-one and we showed that in the second half," Koeman said after the game. "It's a big win because it was a difficult match. The start of Tottenham was very strong, with a lot of quality and good ball possession.
"That made it very difficult in the first 15 minutes. But after that we fought back into the game and we controlled the game."
Koeman admitted that Tottenham could have gone to half-time ahead but praised Forster for his decisive save to give his side renew forces for the second half.
"We had some good chances, but they created one or two big chances. The biggest one was just before the half time," Koeman added. "It was a fantastic save from Fraser and a big moment.
"In the second-half we had a little bit more control in the midfield. They play so well between the lines with the three attackers.
"That's more difficult to deal with, but that was in my opinion, the key in the second half as to why we won the game."