Saints set for Tenerife training camp

By SFC Media time Thu 07 Feb First team
Photo by Matt Watson | Ralph Hasenhüttl

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has revealed he will be taking his team to Tenerife next week for an intensive five days of work.

The Saints boss has admitted his disappointment at not having an FA Cup fifth-round tie to look forward to next weekend, but he is determined to use the break in the schedule after Saturday's game with Cardiff to the absolute fullest.

That will involve taking his squad on Monday to Tenerife, where they will be based until heading home on Friday, ahead of a week's preparation for the Premier League visit to Arsenal.

it is time to make a review with every player. we have prepared videos for every player.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager

"It would be perfect if we were still part of the FA Cup, because it would be a big chance – only seven or eight teams left from the Premier League – to win something very big, so it's a pity we are not part of this anymore," said Hasenhüttl, who went on to give an insight into the level of detail they will be going into on the camp.

"What we now try to do is to use this time for hard work and to get perfectly prepared for the last two or three months that we have to go.

"I think after the first two months of our time here, it is time to make a review with every player. We have prepared videos for every player about his positive things and his negative things and to show them what we are demanding more and to show them what was good until now.

it is also partly about the better weather conditions when you want to train tactical things on the pitch.

ralph hasenhüttl
on the training camp in tenerife

"A little bit of feedback is very important for them, and therefore we need a lot of time, but I think they appreciate that and they need that to make their next step and therefore it is perfect to go there and have time together.

"It is also partly about the better weather conditions when you want to train tactical things on the pitch, because then you can rest for two or three minutes and you can explain more without catching a cold, and you can work in a good atmosphere.

"I hope that we take a good result on the weekend and then we can go there with a very good atmosphere and that helps us a lot to be critical and also positive in looking forward for the next exercises."

Look out for coverage of the trip on southamptonfc.com, as well as our social media channels.

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