Hasenhüttl: Watford among league's best

By SFC Media Tue 23 Apr Watford v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Ralph Hasenhüttl

Ralph Hasenhüttl says Southampton will be going up against one of the Premier League's best teams tonight, but that he has every confidence his side has what it takes to pick up a big three points at Watford.

Saints head to Vicarage Road looking to take another big step towards retaining their top-flight status, but they will face a big challenge against the FA Cup finalists, who are seventh in the table and chasing a European spot on two fronts.

they are very flexible and also with good individual quality.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager

"They are one of the best teams in the Premier League so far this season, so we know it is very difficult to get points there," said Hasenhüttl.

"But, as always, I think if we make a good game and we have a good day then we are able to beat every team in this league."

Hasenhüttl will be keeping an eye on the status of defenders Jannik Vestergaard and Yan Valery, who missed Saturday's defeat at Newcastle through injury and illness respectively, as he decides what approach to take.

Whatever the case, the Southampton boss is expecting a stern test from their opponents.

"They prefer 4-4-2, but you never know," he said. "They are very flexible and also with good individual quality, which is combined with a lot of self-confidence because of this great season they have played so far. They will be a really tough opponent."

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