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Sport Southampton's Hasenhuettl relishing Bielsa battle

11:42  23 february  2021
11:42  23 february  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl is expecting an interesting tactical battle with his Wolves counterpart, Nuno Espírito Santo, when the teams meet at St Mary's on Saturday. Saints head into the game on the back of a stunning run, as they ride a six-match unbeaten stretch Southampton ' s recent run means they could possibly move into the top half of the table this weekend, and, with a draw and two wins in their most recent three outings at St Mary' s , Hasenhüttl explained how confidence is much higher at home than it was earlier in the season when results were so hard to come by there.

Ralph Hasenhüttl is excited to show the Southampton supporters what they’ve been missing when fans return to St Mary’ s for the first time in nine months on Sunday. It was way back on March 7th that Saints last hosted supporters for a Premier League match, but this weekend will see up to 2,000 fans in attendance for the visit of Sheffield United. Hasenhüttl hopes the supporters will enjoy the experience of watching his team in the flesh, with Saints having evolved into a more possession-based side, albeit not at the expense of that familiar relentlessness to win the ball back.

(Reuters) - Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuettl says he is looking forward to pitting his wits against his Leeds United counterpart Marcelo Bielsa and expects Tuesday's Premier League fixture to be a battle of contrasting tactics and styles.

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Leeds have earned praise for their high-energy, attack-minded approach, which has helped them to 12th, two places ahead of Southampton, and Hasenhuettl said his football philosophy was very different from Bielsa's.

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Ralph Hasenhüttl (German pronunciation: [ˈhaːzn̩ˌhʏtl̩]; born 9 August 1967) is an Austrian professional football manager and former player who is the current manager of Premier League club Southampton .

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"He is a famous manager and a successful one with Leeds, with a completely opposite way of thinking like I do. It's black and white," Hasenhuettl said.

"It would be interesting to find solutions. The Premier League is often tactical on the highest level and you have to find the right balance in every part of your game.

"This will be tactically one of the more interesting ones this season. We have not had a lot of time to prepare for this game. But this is the same for Leeds."

Hasenhuettl said Kyle Walker-Peters, Theo Walcott and Ibrahima Diallo would miss the game, while Stuart Armstrong is a doubt.

(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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