Maya Yoshida has stressed the importance of this evening’s game at St Mary’s, as Southampton host Arsenal in the Premier League.
Victory for Claude Puel’s men would move them up to eighth in the table, and Yoshida is keen for Saints to make the most of that opportunity.
“It’s another important game for us against Arsenal,” he explained.
“We know they will fight because they can still get to fourth place and the Champions League places.
“But we know we can still get to eighth so it is an important game for us, hopefully we will get a good result.”
Saints head into the game following a goalless stalemate away at Liverpool on Sunday.
And Yoshida wants to see more of the fighting spirit that Saints displayed at Anfield when they host Arsenal this evening.
“We showed a good fighting spirit and solidarity against Liverpool,” he continued.
“It was great to come away with a hard-earned point, especially after Fraser stopped the penalty from James Milner.
“But we have to continue like this and play in that manner against Manchester United and Arsenal. We have four games to go and we must focus on our jobs.”