Puel: Renewed confidence

By SFC Media Sat 17 Sep Saints vs Swansea

Southampton manager Claude Puel says his team can head into tomorrow's clash with Swansea City high on confidence after their 3-0 win over Sparta Praha on Thursday.

Saints swept their Czech opponents aside in their UEFA Europa League opener under the lights at St Mary's, as Charlie Austin scored twice and Jay Rodriguez bagged another.

The result meant a first win of the season for Puel's side, and the Frenchman hopes this weekend will now bring their opening victory of the Premier League campaign, as they host the Welsh club.

"I hope this game can give us confidence for the future," he told Southampton's official YouTube channel.

"All the team has been rewarded and this is very important, because we have started the season with four games in the Premier League without a win, so it was important to score and to win. Now, it's important to continue."

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