Ward-Prowse looks to home advantage

By SFC Media Thu 03 Nov Saints vs Inter

James Ward-Prowse is hoping home advantage can help Southampton against Internazionale in the Europa League.

Saints fell to a 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture, courtesy of Antonio Candreva’s second-half strike.

And after a good performance in San Siro, Ward-Prowse says everyone is relishing trying to put things right at St Mary’s.

“It’s going to be a great occasion. The club has worked incredibly hard for night’s like this and we as players, managers and staff want to be involved in games like this,” Ward-Prowse said.

“We saw their quality in the first game but we’ll have to use the home advantage this time.

“We still have a bit of disappointment from the first game so it’s going to be a bit of revenge and making sure we get the three points.

“We weren’t disappointed with the way we played at the San Siro, but obviously the result.”

Internazionale will be under the stewardship of Stefano Vecchi for a game that could prove pivotal in the final make up of the group, after the departure of Frank de Boer.

That though, is something Ward-Prowse says Saints haven't looked into too much ahead of the fixture.

He said: “I think it can either go one of two ways. With no manager, the players may feel like they have to prove themselves to the potential incoming manager.

“On the other hand, they could be a bit down and frustrated at what’s going on at the club but we can’t think too much about that.

“We’ve worked on our game plan. We know what needs to be done and we’ll be looking to execute that as well as we can.

“If we do that then I think we can come out on top.”

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