Adam Armstrong has sent a powerful message to Southampton’s competitors in the Championship regarding his performance this season. The Southampton No 9 has commenced the season with seven goals in 12 Championship matches and anticipates increasing that count in the upcoming match against Preston North End on Wednesday.
Despite being Southampton’s leading goal scorer and the Championship’s second-highest goal scorer, with seven goals in 12 league games, Adam Armstrong doesn’t believe he has hit his stride this season. This revelation is both exciting for Southampton supporters and concerning for their adversaries, given his impressive start to the season.
Adam Armstrong, who took on the role of captain in Jack Stephens’ absence, is one of just two players, the other being full-back Kyle Walker-Peters, who has played every minute of league action for Southampton this season.
Manager Russell Martin spoke highly of Armstrong’s dedication and performance, emphasizing his self-imposed standards. Despite his prominent position in the league’s goal-scoring chart, Armstrong is determined to raise his own bar, illustrating his commitment to personal improvement and the team’s success.
Adam Armstrong feels he’s “yet to get going” this season for Southampton, according to manager Russell Martin.
Armstrong transferred to Southampton in 2021 after a prolific season with Blackburn Rovers, where he netted 28 goals in 40 Championship appearances. Although his two seasons in the Premier League resulted in only four goals, Southampton fans are hopeful that he will rediscover his goal-scoring prowess from his time at Rovers while competing in the Championship.
Russell Martin praised Armstrong’s attention to detail and his exceptional work rate on the field. He highlighted Armstrong’s versatility and willingness to play different roles in the team. The manager emphasized Armstrong’s valuable contribution to the squad and his positive impact both on and off the pitch, noting that he challenges the team to improve and serves as an example of tactical flexibility and strong mentality.