Puel: Focus is all on Norwich

By SFC Media Tue 17 Jan Saints vs Norwich
Photo by Matt Watson | Claude Puel at training

Claude Puel says Southampton are fully focused on their Emirates FA Cup replay with Norwich City, despite their upcoming games against Leicester City and Liverpool.

Saints will look to end a run of four consecutive Premier League defeats when they host the Foxes on Sunday, before they aim to book a place at Wembley when they visit Liverpool for the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final.

Before those two fixtures, though, Puel’s side must take on Championship club Norwich tomorrow in a third-round replay, at St Mary’s.

“The second leg against Liverpool is an exciting game – different to the Premier League, which we have on Sunday, but now the focus is just on this game and to prepare for it well, with good spirit, and it's exciting for the players,” said Puel.

"It's an important game for us, for the squad. It's true, we play a lot of games, but I think it's interesting. The first game was a disappointment. It was a shame to concede this goal right at the end. It's important now, at home, to make the difference and try to get a good result.

"There will be some rotation, but I have said always that we try to find a good level and a good balance between experienced players and young players.

“We are continuing to improve with young players, but it's important always to have a good result at the end.”

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