Claude Puel says it is important Southampton continue their European adventure beyond tonight.
Saints host Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the final game of their UEFA Europa League group campaign, with the winner advancing to the knockout stages.
"It will be important to qualify for the future of this competition, because they are interesting games every time, against strong teams, and it's very important to continue to develop and improve with all these different players – experienced players and also young players,” said Puel.
“To play every three days is a pleasure. Of course, it's difficult. We can see this from the last game against Crystal Palace, but all the squad prefer to play many games than have training sessions.
“Of course, it's important to try to continue this adventure, because it's a pleasure.
"It's the final of the group. The two teams have the opportunity to still be there after this game.”