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.”