Puel: We must stay focused

By Gordon Simpson Thu 29 Sep Hapoel vs Saints

Claude Puel says it is important Southampton retain complete focus against Hapoel Be'er Sheva tonight and don't get carried away by their four-match winning streak.

Saints head into the Europa League clash in Israel in tremendous form and they will be hoping to gain complete control of Group K when the teams meet at Turner Stadium.

Yet Puel is wary of the threat that their opponents could pose them.

"I think it's a good team with good technical players," he said.

"They play good football and they beat Inter Milan in their first game. This is not a surprise when you see their game, because they created many chances at the beginning of the game to score.

"They are a team you need to be careful with, because with their fans behind them they will be difficult, but it is a good challenge."

Puel added: "Every time it's another game and it's important to stay with good humility, a good spirit and a good attitude, as all the games are difficult.

"This game will be the same, with a good opponent and it will be important for us to play good football and to have many chances to score and to take a good result here."

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