Southampton is in eight place in the table and fighting to stay in the top half of the table. Getting points against Manchester City won’t be easy. They sit in 3rd place near the top of the table.
“I believe that every game is a test, not just against Manchester City,” Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino said, via ESPN FC. “Every single game is a very large test for us.
“It is clear that we picked up some injuries against Aston Villa that we did not have in the past, but nothing has changed within this team.
“This team still believes, it still believes in how we play, and what a great chance for us to go and invert this negative run we are on in front of our fans in a great stadium. This is a very good chance for us to change our fortunes right now.”
Pochettino used to face Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini in La Liga.
“I have many memories of having faced Manuel Pellegrini in La Liga, when he was Villarreal, Malaga and Real Madrid,” Pochettino said. “I even knew him when I was with Under-18s in Argentina. He was managing the Chile Under-20s some 25 years ago.
“I have great respect for him. I wouldn’t say that we were friends, but we have a great working relationship and he is someone I admire. We have a very good professional relationship.”
Date: December 7
Start Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom
Stadium: St. Mary’s Stadium
TV Info: NBC Sports Network, Mun 2
Online Radio Stream: Talk Sport Radio
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
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