McCarthy: Confidence is sky high

By SFC Media time Wed 26 Oct Saints vs Sunderland

Alex McCarthy says confidence in the dressing room is ‘sky high’ ahead of the EFL Cup tie with Sunderland.

McCarthy kept a clean sheet in the last round as Saints progressed with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at St Mary’s.

He will be hoping to be involved again as Claude Puel’s men look to secure a place in the last eight for the third consecutive season.

“We’ve had difficult games and we’ve got results from those games. Confidence in the dressing room is sky high at the moment and that’s why we want to do well in all competitions,” McCarthy said.

“We’ve got a great squad here and great management so we’re looking forward to it.

“We want a good cup run and do well in all competitions. With the game tomorrow night, we’ve got a good chance of getting through and pushing through the rounds.”

Sunderland have experienced their worst start to a Premier League season, but their two victories this season have come in the EFL Cup.

And the former Palace goalkeeper is expecting a difficult test against a side looking to kick-start a run of form.

McCarthy added: “They’ve had a tricky start but they’ll be looking for a result to kick start their season so we know it’s not going to be an easy game.

“If we take all the positives we’ve had from the previous games and put them in tomorrow night’s game, we’ll have a great chance of getting through.”

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