Ralph Hasenhüttl expects Southampton to bounce back at Watford

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

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Ralph Hasenhüttl expects a big improvement from his Southampton when they face relegation strugglers Watford on Sunday.

The Saints were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal on Thursday thanks to a goal from Eddie Nketiah due to a mistake from goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

Hasenhüttl’s side are currently 14th in the league table on 37 points with no real threat of relegation, but that hasn’t stopped the former RB Leipzig manager from wanting more from his players.

Speaking ahead of the game at Vicarage Road, Hasenhüttl said: “We have to be motivated and this is not a question of how many points we have.

“We know every win gives us the chance to climb the table and the chance will be there until the end of the season.

“There is no reason to be not motivated. If we have a game for three points in the Premier League then it must be enough to be motivated.

“I can tell you this defeat we had was absolutely something that will make us show a reaction at the weekend.”