Martina: Let's keep the winning feeling going

By SFC Media time Wed 27 Jul Club

Southampton defender Cuco Martina says it is important for the team to keep the winning feeling going in Holland.

Saints beat PEC Zwolle 4-0 in the opening match of their pre-season tour and this evening face a clash with Martina's former club, FC Twente (6pm BST).

The right-back believes the tour has been a success so far, but underlined that the side need to finish the week well.

"So far it's good," he told Southampton's official YouTube channel. "We're enjoying it. We have good conditions for training and that is important.

"This week is very important for us, because we have three games and we need to perform good and win these three games and show the people we are ready."

Reflecting on the win in their opening game, Martina said: "Of course, I was happy that we won. I know Zwolle very well, and Zwolle is a good team of course.

"They have also great players, but we were sharper than them, and our performance was much better than them. That's why we won 4-0."

On a personal level, Martina is hoping that he can build on what he achieved in his debut season in England.

"Last year was a great year for me," he said. "I played about 18 games and I scored a wonderful goal [against Arsenal], but that's the past. We have a new coach also and we need to improve now and fight for a place."

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