Claude Puel admits the dismissal of Frank de Boer as Inter manager adds an element of unpredictability to Thursday night’s UEFA Europa League clash.
The Italian club dismissed their boss on Tuesday, meaning that youth coach Stefano Vecchi is set to take charge at St Mary’s tomorrow.
Puel believes that turn of events makes it a slightly more challenging task to prepare ahead of the potentially pivotal Group K meeting.
"Of course, I think it is difficult for us to prepare this game, because we don’t know what we can expect of the profile in terms of the spirit, the system and the play,” said the Saints manager.
"We know they are great players, with good possibilities. They can make the difference every time.
"Like the first game, we can dominate this game with quality and many chances.
“But this is great team with great players, and we have to be careful.
"But the most important for us is to stay with good concentration on our game and to play good football and create different chances and good work to win this game."