Claude Puel says he wants to give the Southampton fans what they deserve with an EFL Cup final victory over Manchester United at Wembley.
Saints last won a major trophy in 1976, when Bobby Stokes’ 83rd minute goal was enough to see off Sunday’s opponents in the FA Cup.
And Puel is hoping history can repeat itself to complete a remarkable journey in their League cup campaign.
“Of course it is a great moment for the fans and I hope we can give them pleasure and joy to see this game.
“I know the last time Southampton can win a cup was in 1976 against Manchester. It’s a long time and it will be fantastic to take a good result.
“I think it’s important and I can understand of course all the good atmosphere around the team and the fans, but it’s important for us to keep focused and with a good concentration about the game and not what happens after the game.
“We have to keep the good attitude and good spirit.”