Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has called on his Southampton teammates to stay calm after a run of six winless matches in all competitions, insisting one win can revive the club’s fortunes.
The Saints are 12th in the Premier League after 17 games and their 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday was their fourth defeat in five league games.
“We have to stay calm because there is no reason to panic. It will not help you to panic,” Stekelenburg told British media.
“If you lose games and the results are not what you want them to be, it is always awkward. The confidence goes down because you don’t get the results.
“To get back in it, we just have to work hard and work hard to get a result.”
The Netherlands international is expected to be available for the fixture against second-placed Arsenal on Saturday, after recovering from a toe injury.
“It is part of football. It happened in training. It is always difficult and frustrating while you cannot help the team. I am just happy I am fit again,” Stekelenburg said.
The keeper, who is on loan from second tier side Fulham, said Ronald Koeman’s side will not alter their style of play in their upcoming matches.
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