Europe the aim for Saints

Southampton striker Sadio Mane was delighted to end his goal drought against Liverpool and revealed his side are aiming for Europe.

Southampton: Europe the aim for SaintsSouthampton: Europe the aim for Saints

Mane missed a penalty before grabbing a brace in the 3-2 comeback win over Liverpool on Sunday, ending a run of 16 games without a goal.

The Senegalese forward welcomed the end of his barren run and he feels the victory gives his side a platform to push for European qualification, with Saints currently seventh in the Premier League table on 47 points.

“It has not been an easy few months without scoring but I got two and the team won,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Star.

“It was not a good time, but I never doubted in my head. That can happen in football but now I have to believe and work hard every day in training and try to keep going.

“It was great for me, but the more important is the team and that the team wins and I am happy for that. I missed the penalty, but I always believed I would score. You have to believe in football.

“In football you can miss, but afterwards you have to keep your head high and try to keep going. I was pushed by my team, especially Victor (Wanyama), Jose (Fonte). We are trying to keep going game by game and we will keep fighting until the end of the season.

“Europe is our ambition.”

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