Claude Puel insists Southampton’s need for points is just as great as Sunday’s opponents, Hull City, despite their contrasting situations in the Premier League.
While Saints are currently inhabiting the top half of the division, Hull are 18th, having picked up just one point from their last eight league matches.
But Puel says the visitors need the victory just as much as the home side.
“They need points, but for us it's the same thing,” he said. “It's a very important game and I hope we can go there with a good feeling, a good attitude, and a good aggressivity to play this game.
"Hull City is good in defence, quality, strong, and they try to play football. They play at home, in front of their fans, and it will be important to give a good answer. It's always difficult to play against this team and all these teams in general.”