Hasenhüttl: We go to Spurs without fear

By SFC Media time Wed 05 Feb Spurs v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Ralph Hasenhüttl

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl says his team will head to Tottenham Hotspur tonight without fear.

The sides will meet in an FA Cup fourth-round replay at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, having drawn 1-1 at St Mary's in the first attempt to settle the tie.

Saints will face a Spurs side who have won seven of their nine home games since José Mourinho took charge, but they will head there themselves as one of the form teams away from home in the top-flight, with four wins from their last five on the road.

we aren't scared. we are going there to show another good performance.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager

"It's the third time now we have played them in the past few weeks, and I expect a tough, tough game against a strong side," said Hasenhüttl.

"It is not easy to play there. Man City lost there at the weekend, so you know how difficult it is. But we aren't scared, we are going there to show another good performance and then we have a look to see if it's enough."

Saints were beaten 4-0 at Premier League leaders Liverpool at the weekend, but, having more than held their own for a large chunk of the game at Anfield, Hasenhüttl explained that confidence is very high heading into the match at Spurs.

"The debrief was a not-so-long one," he said. "We showed a few positive things from the first half where we really played a good game. It was an important signal for us to see how competitive we are against the best team in the world, and that helps."

Another thing that will aid Saints' cause this evening is the sight of close to 6,000 of their supporters in attendance in north London.

"It's always important for us to have them behind us," said Hasenhüttl. "They will be noisy and this is good for us. It helps us massively in every game, and hopefully we can have a celebratory evening."


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