Davis: We are full of belief

By SFC Media time Sat 25 Feb Man Utd vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Steven Davis

Steven Davis has revealed that the Southampton camp is in a confident mood ahead of Sunday's EFL Cup final against Manchester United.

Saints take on José Mourinho’s men with the aim of picking up their first major trophy since 1976, and Davis believes the testing run endured to reach Wembley could well spur them on to secure silverware.

“We have a huge challenge ahead of us again in Man United,” the captain started.

“But we’ve overcome a difficult run to get ourselves there, so we are full of belief. We know the quality we have got in the team and that we can beat any team on any given day. It’s about going out and showing that one more time.

“It’s a great achievement to get to a final and get the opportunity to go and play at Wembley. It’s something we’ve been aiming for over the last few seasons and we’ve managed to get ourselves there.”

There will be a mass exodus from Southampton on Sunday, as 32,124 Saints fans are set to travel to Wembley to show their support.

And Davis believes that their backing, especially in the opening minutes of the game, could make a vital impact.

“A good start is crucial in certain games,” he continued.

“The first goal in any game can be massive, but definitely in a final it can give you that momentum to carry it on and push on. It’s about game management, really.

“We have enough experience within the team to know how to deal with certain situations within games, so it’s an occasion to look forward to.”

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