Saints travel to the Hawthorns after last Sunday’s 2-0 loss at home to Liverpool saw them slip to fifth in the Premier League. Senegal winger Mane, who has scored five goals for Saints this term, was a substitute after turning up late for the Liverpool clash, but is now in contention to start. “They have the best players, they have the best possibilities and that’s normal.” Defender Toby Alderweireld is nearing a return, but is not likely to be back in contention until next Tuesday’s match with Crystal Palace. Koeman added: “Toby Alderweireld is close to being back, but is still not available for this weekend. “We hope he will be fit enough for next Tuesday. That’s good news that he is fairly close to being back.” The Dutchman is looking forward to have Alderweireld back, particularly as Jay Rodriguez (knee) and Emmanuel Mayuka (groin) remain long-term absentees. “It’s always frustrating for everybody, for the manager as well, because you like to have everybody available,” he said. “You like to have competition between your players in the squad.” Ronald Koeman has forgiven Sadio Mane for his poor timekeeping with the winger in line to return on Saturday to aid Southampton’s push for European football against West Brom. Koeman said: “I punished the player, because that’s one of the rules and instructions we have for the players. “Everybody is allowed to have one day late on a training session. That’s not a problem. “But to play you have to be on time. That was on that day. “He understood it. I spoke to Sadio before the game. He understood the reason why.” Koeman admits Southampton remain unfancied to claim a place in the Premier League’s top four and with it qualification for the Champions League, but he does not think it is beyond his side. “I don’t think it’s too much because everybody can dream about success, about the Champions League,” he said. “We know exactly our qualities. It will be a very long season to keep this position in the table. “The big ones (clubs) normally – it’s not an exception for this season – will have the highest positions in the league. Press Association
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) Handball Team lost from Belarus 31:25 in the fifth round of qualification for the European Championship in 2020.The Czechs won over Finland (26:24) and places on the Championship and the question of the second team to qualify for the championship will be resolved on June 16th when BiH is visiting Czech Republic while Belarus is waiting for Finland.BiH can qualify for Championship if wins the next game or make a draw, and Belarus lost to Finland.In case BiH ends up on the third place, the BiH national team also has chance to go on the European Championship as one of the top four best-qualified teams in the qualification.For BiH, the following played: B. Burić (9 defenses), Grahovac, S. Burić 4, Hamidović 1, Haseljić 4, Herceg 1, Karačić 1, Malinović 2, Mandić 1, Ovčina 1, Panić 2, Perić, Prce 1, Predragović, Terzić 6, Toromanović 1. Selektor: Bilal Šuman.Belarus: Saldacenka (8 defenses), Kišou (2 defenses), Baranau, Bohan, Brouka, Gajdučenko, Karalek 5, Karvacki, Kulak 1, Kuleš 7, Lukjančuk 1, Nikulenkau 2, Puhouski 4, Šilovič 7, Vailupau 1, Jurinok 3. Selektor: Jurij Ševcov, News Agency Patria reports.