Puel expects highly motivated Norwich

By SFC Media Sat 07 Jan Norwich v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Claude Puel at training

Southampton manager Claude Puel is expecting to face a highly-motivated Norwich City team in the FA Cup today.

Saints are heading to Carrow Road for the third round of the competition, as they look to embark on another impressive cup run this term.

They will need to overcome the Championship side to progress, though, with the Canaries coming off the back of a 3-0 drubbing of Derby County last time out.

"They are coming into the game with a good result,” said Puel. “It’s an important club, an important team, they played in the Premier League, and now they have the opportunity to play against Southampton at home and I am sure this team will give their all to make a good result against us.

“Of course, we must be careful, but all my players are motivated, with a good concentration about this competition, because it's not just this game. It's an opportunity to have exciting games for the future, and this is important.”

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