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Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini unfazed by goal drought

It's now seven Premier League games without a goal for the Italian.

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January transfer window signing Manolo Gabbiadini certainly hit the ground for Southampton after moving from Napoli, netting six goals in his first four games for the club.

The Italian international quickly became a fan favourite thanks to his goalscoring exploits—which is to be expected with a team so toothless in attack. And that's not mentioning his brace against Manchester United in Saints' unlucky 3-2 EFL Cup final defeat at Wembley Stadium.

However, Gabbiadini has not scored in seven Premier League games since his run of form ended with goals against Watford back in early March.

Despite suffering this indifferent form, Gabbiadini isn't fazed by his lack of goals in recent weeks. "It always happens in football, having positive and negative moments," Gabbiadini told Sky Sports.

"When things go well they go well, but when they are hard you know you need to work hard and believe you can get more goals. That's what I'm doing now, working hard and not worrying about the moment I am in.

"I am happy and the team is happy as well. When I arrived I was in front of 90,000 people playing at Wembley, it was very positive for me and my team-mates, it has been a very positive season."

Despite Southampton's imperfect season, Gabbiadini is confident he made the right decision in moving to England's South Coast. "I have no doubt I made the right choice," Gabbiadini said. "When I was growing up I would watch the Premier League teams on TV and you could feel the atmosphere inside stadiums even watching at home.

"Even speaking to my agents 10 years ago I was telling them I want to play in the Premier League one day. I achieved that goal coming to Southampton.

"I am improving [my English] but I want to improve more because everything will be a lot easier. I am trying to teach some Italian to the players but it is more important that I learn more English in the coming months."