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Monday 18 December 2017

Saints boss Puel urges goal-shy stars to keep it simple for derby

Southampton manager Claude Puel
Southampton manager Claude Puel

Southampton manager Claude Puel has urged his players to keep things simple in front of goal ahead of Sunday's clash with souch coast rivals Bournemouth.

The Saints they failed to break down 10-man Stoke City in Wednesday's goalless draw.

Southampton have often had to bank on their impressive defence to earn points as they have scored just four goals in their last eight Premier League matches, and eight in 12 away matches in all competitions this season.

"Perhaps sometimes (there is a lack of confidence) but it's important to keep lucidity and calm, and sometimes we are too nervous to make the most of the superiority," Puel said.

"It's important now this situation to play repeat passes and to play simple and to find the solution and after to try also to shoot. It's not enough but it's important to look forward and just to correct this."

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