Victor Wanyama described his goal in the 1-0 win against Hull City as the best he has ever scored in his career.
The Kenyan scored a stunning 40-yard winner at the KC Stadium, smashing home a loose clearance from the Tigers’ goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic.
The goal came in just the second minute, and Wanyama was also delighted to see Saints keep Hull City at bay for the remainder of the game to pick up a sixth league clean sheet.
Speaking to youtube.com/SouthamptonFC, Wanyama said: “I saw the goalkeeper out of the goal and I thought this is a good chance to finish first time. I had a good contact and I saw the ball end up in the goal.
“I believe it is all about working hard. I’ve been working hard in training and I’ve been scoring a bit in training. I will say it is the best goal I’ve ever scored. I’ve never scored from that far.
“I’m very happy with the way we defended. We have not conceded, so we just have to score one. I’m very happy for how the team is performing.
“To play a team like Hull away is a very difficult thing. They are compact and come for you. We had to work hard, we did our job and credit goes to everyone. We are very happy with the three points.”
The three points at the KC Stadium rounded off a great week for Saints, in which they progressed to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals, and made it 22 points from ten games in the league.
Wanyama added: “It is great. We need to keep working hard, it has been a great week. We have to focus as we have always been doing and hopefully we can do better things.
“Stoke away and then Hull away, going back home it has been a very tough week, we needed this game to finish on a high, we are very happy about it. We must work hard and keep going.
“It is great [that we are still second in the table], hopefully we are going to keep winning as we have done and stay up there.”