Puel on Targett return

By SFC Media Thu 18 May Saints vs Man Utd
Photo by Matt Watson | Matt Targett

Claude Puel praised the defensive resolve of his side after the 0-0 draw with Manchester United at St Mary’s.

Saints registered their third clean sheet in the last five outings, with a back line that saw the welcome return of Matt Targett.

Puel said: “All the team defended well and at the end of the game it was difficult to keep a strong defensive unit because we had many offensive players to try and win.

“I’m happy for the reaction of the players in the second-half because it was better.”

On the return of Targett, Puel added: “It’s the same thing like Jérémy Pied against Middlesbrough. It was great to see him again in a difficult game.

“It was difficult to finish for him at the end which is normal for a first game but it was a good game.

“We will see if we can also give game time to Charlie Austin which will be a good feeling for the whole team.”

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