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.”

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