Claude Puel says Southampton must be ready for a battle with Norwich City in their Emirates FA Cup replay.
Saints host the Canaries in a third-round replay tonight (7.45pm GMT), with the winner’s reward a home tie with Arsenal.
Steven Naismith’s last-gasp goal at Carrow Road earned Norwich a 2-2 draw in the initial meeting earlier this month, and Puel is expecting to see plenty of fight from their opponents again this evening.
"They are a good team,” he said. “They are trying to get back to the Premier League, they have good ability and are strong in the battles.
“We played a good game against this team, but it was a pity to take the goal right at the end. Now it's important to finish the work. It's important to keep a positive attitude, like we have done in all our games in the cups.
“We have to concentrate, because it's a difficult game always, with battles, against a typical Championship team, so you need to have good concentration."