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13:45  15 april  2019
13:45  15 april  2019 Source:

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Jordy Clasie looks ahead to Southampton's pre-season tour to Holland. Subscribe to Southampton's official YouTube channel

Clasie speaks out on Saints future © Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Sport De Graafschap v Feyenoord - Eredivisie

Jordy Clasie hasn’t had an easy time of it lately.

The midfielder has been loaned to Feyenoord for the current campaign, where he has turned in a fairly decent season for the Dutch outfit.

Making 34 appearances in all competitions, the 27-year-old has had a much better season than last term, where he endured a rather disastrous loan spell with Belgian side Club Brugge.

The diminutive play-maker has not played for the Saints in two years, and an interview with De Telegraaf (translated by Sport Witness) has revealed that he is playing for his St Mary’s career.

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Jordy Clasie speaks to Southampton's official YouTube channel about the team's hopes for the rest of the season, his own form and the upcoming visit of

Jordy Clasie speaks after at last making his full Premier League debut in Southampton's 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield, where Christian Benteke's late goal was cancelled out by another from Sadio Mané.

Clasie speaks out on Saints future © Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Sport Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Sport

Clasie said:

“Of course my future plays a part in my mindset. Not directly during the matches, but unknowingly outside the competitions. Right now I just want to focus on conquering third place with Feyenoord. I want to close it here as well as possible.”

“I don’t have any influence on what will happen to me afterwards. But of course I play for my future, there is that realisation.”

Ralph Hasenhuttl will attempt to construct a Southampton squad in his own image this summer, and it is not yet clear if Jordy Clasie will be part of his plans.

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