Southampton - Settled Side For Millwall
UK time is: 05:22:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Settled Side For Millwall

Manager Ronald Koeman has said he's not going to make wholescale changes ahead of our Capital One Cup game against Championship Millwall.

Speaking to saintsfc ahead of the game, Koeman said that with so many changes over the summer his first team unit are still gelling as a side, and given we want to progress as far as we can in the domestic cups, his main focus will be on winning the game and giving the main core of the starting eleven another competitive run out together.

'The objective for tomorrow is to win and to progress. We are at the beginning of a new season, we've changed a lot, we need sessions and we need matches to put everybody together and to make the team better.'

Koeman goes on to say that our preparation for this match has been good, and he's certainly looking for a better overall performance than the one we put in against West Bromwich Albion, and as part of that, whilst there might be some changes based on those who need a few days more rest or light training, he's certainly not going to make changes just because it's the cup.

'We will take this very seriously, we need to win. We have some players who are not 100%, and tomorrow is not a match to take a big risk with some who might not be in a good physical state to play, but I won't change a lot.'

Despite being in the next level down, Millwall ended last season very well and unbeaten and up until their game last weekend, that was an unbeaten run that lasted 12 matches - the 13th hurdle was Rotherham.

In knowing this, Koeman knows they are obviously in good form, hard to break down and will be in good confidence - probably raising themselves seeing a Premiership scalp coming along and he knows it's going to be a tough, physical test.

'It'll be a difficult match, and you know there are always surprises. They are an aggressive team who like to press, for them it's a great match. Cup football is always different, and we're looking forward to it.'

Vital Saints on: facebook

Vital Saints on: twitter

Join Vital Saints

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Saint Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 25 2014

Time: 4:54PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Vital Saint 5
2. JackReed 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Bond Moves On
Watford : 04/07/2015 21:21:00
Palace 30th Most Richest Brand
Crystal Palace : 04/07/2015 18:03:01
After Nine Years The Battle Really Starts Now!
Chelsea : 04/07/2015 16:06:00
Is Mo Salah Creating a Right Old Mess?
Chelsea : 04/07/2015 15:55:01
Matthews Signs Deal With Black Cats
Sunderland : 04/07/2015 15:45:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man C MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
K Davis 48%
Clyne 4%
Fonte 4%
Alderweireld 6%
Bertrand 2%
Wanyama 14%
S Davis 2%
Long 2%
Djuricic 2%
Mane 6%
Pelle 2%
Sub - Ward-Prowse 2%
Sub - Elia 6%