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‘It is a new game’ - Hasenhuttl on their next clash against Arsenal

Monday25 January 2021 | 20:57
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Ralph Hasenhuttl has urged his players to improve prior to their match against Arsenal.

Southampton

met

Arsenal

on Saturday and with Gabriel Magalhaes's own goal, they dumped the Gunners out of the FA Cup.

They are going to face Arsenal again on Tuesday in the

Premier League

and Southampton manager

Ralph Hasenhuttl

has urged his players to improve.

“It is a new game,” Hasenhuttl said.

“I don’t know how much impact it has on the game tomorrow, they will definitely want to turn the table around.

“So with a few changes in the team we have to show another good performance. With the ball we can play better than last Saturday, it was definitely not our best game with the ball.

“Without the ball, it was a good game and against these top-six teams that is usually the most important thing.”

Ryan Bertrand and Kyle Walker-Peters are going to miss the game as Bertrand is suspended and Walker-Peters is suffering from a small injury.

“Kyle Walker-Peters took an injury in the session today,” he added.

“It looks like he definitely can’t make it, he was out in the session today and it is another setback for us, hopefully not too bad.

“It’s the quad area, he’s got some problems. He only warmed up a little bit today and then felt some problems so had to stop.

“With Ryan Bertrand out with his fifth yellow card, we have to find the right solutions at full-back. It’s an important position for our game.”

Southampton are also struggling with an injury list, however, Hasenhuttl believes it will ease soon.

“The only good news is that (Nathan) Redmond is back, he trained today for the first time, and tomorrow he will be on the bench, he could come in for a short spell and it will be good for him,” he said.

“Oriol (Romeu) could be an option for the weekend, it (the number of injuries) is getting better so hopefully in the next one or two weeks it will get better because we have a lot of games coming up.

“When the team is in good shape and you don’t have many injuries I like playing games in a row.”


source: SportMob