Claude Puel warns players to stay calm at San Siro

Southampton manager Claude Puel has instructed his players to stay calm as they aim to take advantage of the turmoil surrounding Inter Milan at San Siro tonight (8.05pm).

They face the Italians in the Europa League at a time when the pressure they were under after a poor start to the season has been worsened by a row between captain Mauro Icardi and the club’s fans.

Inter are 11th in Serie A after three defeats from their opening eight games and despite having heavily invested in their squad during the summer.

Rumours also persist that manager Frank de Boer - who was only appointed during the summer and has overseen two defeats from two in the Europa League - is at risk of the sack, and Puel said: “It’s important to stay calm.”

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

More in this Section

Premier League Plotlines: Hypocritical Jose, same old Arsenal, Liverpool’s free run

Chelsea test a bridge too far for troubled Jose Mourinho

Dundalk celebrate league hat-trick

TERRACE TALK: Man United - Too early for any opinion other than ‘wait and see’

Breaking Stories

Gary Neville one-upped Jamie Carragher on Twitter with another photo from his trip to Anfield

WATCH: Brilliantly OTT commentary for Dembele’s late winner makes it even better

Celtic's Scott Sinclair credits Brendan Rodgers with reviving his flagging career

5 of Manchester United's heaviest Premier League defeats


Books explores children's reaction to widowed father's wish to remarry

Getting up close to Ireland's scariest psychopaths

Pixie Geldof is singing through the pain of losing her sister, Peaches

Scandinavian interiors’ shop takes over former Mothercare premises on Patrick's Street

More From The Irish Examiner