It's a good challenge, says Puel

By SFC Media Sat 18 Mar Spurs vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Claude Puel

Southampton boss Claude Puel says a trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League is exactly the sort of challenge his players want.

Spurs are unbeaten in their first 14 home top-flight league games of a season for the first time since 1964/65 and will no doubt provide a stern examination of Saints’ credentials.

But after back-to-back away wins, Puel is hoping to avenge the defeat at St Mary’s earlier in the season to make it three on the spin.

“It will be a difficult game of course. They have stayed winning 10 games at home and that’s a long time,” said Puel.

“I hope we can stop this situation and it’s a good challenge for us. We like these challenges and our players go into this game with ambitions.

“We will see the qualities and it’s a good opportunity to see after the first game against Tottenham if we can progress to win against this team.”

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