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Koeman: Revitalised Norwich a tough prospect – but we need win

Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman watches training ahead of Saints' trip to Norwich

Image by: Matt Watson/Southampton FC

PUBLISHED

15:00 31st December 2015

by Jim Lucas

Boss Ronald Koeman expects to face a Norwich side full of confidence as Saints look to get 2016 off to a winning start.

The Canaries have won two of their last three games, including a victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford plus a home success against Aston Villa earlier this week.

Furthermore, Alex Neil’s side have not lost at home since late October, leaving Koeman anticipating a tricky match.

When asked what kind of game he’s expecting, Koeman told youtube.com/southamptonfc: “A difficult one. 

“I was watching the game that they played last, against Aston Villa at home, and they are strong.

“They have a confidence now that they can beat [teams]. They won away against Manchester United, and that gives teams like Norwich a big belief and a big confidence to battle to stay in the Premier League. That's one of the reasons why it's a difficult game.

“They are fighting to keep their position in the Premier League. They are strong at home and they're an aggressive team so it's a difficult one, but we need to win.”

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