Claude Puel says Southampton are in an “exciting moment” as they fight on three fronts in the space of eight days.
Saints welcome Liverpool to St Mary’s for the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final clash on Wednesday night, before taking on Burnley at Turf Moor in the league this weekend.
Puel’s men will then take on Norwich City in their Emirates FA Cup replay next Wednesday to complete a very important eight days in Saints’ season.
“We take every game with the possibilities to win. It will be this on Wednesday against Liverpool, if course,” said Puel.
“It’s important to have a strong team, to give a good answer in an exciting game.
“This is important. The game away against Burnley is very important also for the Premier League.
“It’s three strong competitions in January for us, but it’s an exciting moment because we like to play many important games.
“We have to try and give a good answer in every game. It’s an exciting challenge for everyone.”