Cup success can be a catalyst, says Højbjerg

By SFC Media Fri 27 Jan Saints vs Arsenal
Photo by Matt Watson | Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg says Southampton can use their EFL Cup run to help them achieve further success this season.

Saints marched on to their first League Cup final since 1979 when they defeated Liverpool on Wednesday night at Anfield.

And with Arsenal next up in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round, Højbjerg is hoping to use that as a catalyst as they search for fourth successive victory.

Reflecting on that success, he said: “It’s fantastic for the club, the players and of course the fans. We all had a great night and moments like that last forever.

“I have heard many things about Anfield but what I heard on Wednesday was the fans of Southampton. They were unbelievable.

“Wembley is holy in footballing terms. It’s a football stadium at its best and it’s a final which is why we want to play, to become big players and become great to achieve something.

“We have that opportunity now to try and get a title.”

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While there is confidence coursing throughout the ranks, the Denmark international has reiterated the need for focus.

“We need to take it very serious and forget about the final for a while to get the concentration on to the game against Arsenal.

“They are a very good team, who are currently second in the table, and they have a lot of world class players so we need to be at our best.

“We need to be tactically sharp and to go out and play our game.”

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