Mauricio Pellegrino has reiterated the magnitude of Southampton’s trip to face West Bromwich Albion this weekend in the Premier League.
Saints were frustrated during a 1-1 home draw with Brighton on Wednesday, meaning they remain in the bottom three, with this weekend’s opponents.
“It’s a massive game for us. We have to go with the feeling that we’re playing a final,” Pellegrino asserted.
“We have to be focused in every single action from the beginning until the end. We are really well prepared and it’s an amazing opportunity.
“Obviously to try to play quick enough to create the space. We have to move the ball quicker than them. The most difficult thing in modern football is to create chances and be efficient in this moment.”
“West Brom have got a couple of good results. In set-plays they are strong, with big players and they are playing well so it will be really tough.
“We have to be grateful with our supporters. They are always behind us in a difficult situation. We want to give them a good performance, with energy on the pitch. Together we can be stronger.”