Puel hopes to end year on a high

By SFC Media time Fri 30 Dec Saints vs West Brom
Photo by Matt Watson | Claude Puel

Claude Puel hopes Southampton can end 2016 with an important three points against West Bromwich Albion.

Saints head into their final game of the year on the back of a defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, and Puel hopes for an instant response following that disappointment.

A win would ensure Saints head into 2017 in the top eight of the table, with the Baggies currently sitting just a place below Puel’s side heading into the game.

“I think we are ready to play a good game and react after the disappointment against Tottenham,” Puel said.

“I think it’s important for us and the fans also.

“We have to prepare for this game with a good spirit and a good attitude.

“Of course it would be nice to end the year with a victory for the supporters, the players and the whole club, but we know it will be tough.

“It’s important for us to keep a good concentration about this game, with a good spirit and after if it is a good result we can say something about this.

“We know it will be a tough game against a different opponent with a different style. They like to defend together so we have to find the solutions.”

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